Crostini with apple, brie and quick bacon jam

A foolproof recipe anyone can master to add some high tea flair.

Less than 45 minutes

Makes 18 – 20

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Ingredients:

Jam:

  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) olive oil blend
  • 2 packets (200g each) streaky bacon, finely chopped + extra rashers for serving (optional)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ Tbsp (7ml) smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) honey or sugar
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) boiling water

 

  • 2 small baguettes
  • Butter, for toasting
  • 2 blocks (100g each) brie cheese, cut into small chunks
  • 1-2 Granny Smith apples, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 packet (100g) rocket
  • Milled pepper

 

Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry bacon over high heat until it starts to crisp.
  2. Reduce heat, add onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and paprika, fry for a minute, then pour in vinegar to deglaze pan.
  4. Stir in honey and water and simmer for 15 minutes until it has a jam-like consistency.
  5. Slice baguettes into crostini portions, spread with butter and toast on both sides.
  6. Top with a dollop of jam, some cheese, apple sticks and rocket.
  7. Season with pepper and serve, with extra rashers of crispy bacon if you like.

 

 

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