When it comes to these Fall Harvest Apple Bacon Crostinis, the word ‘delicious’ is an understatement. This simple in method, yet complex in flavor recipe is the perfect little bite for any occasion or gathering, especially during the Fall season. Lightly crisp sliced french bread topped with vegan ‘cream cheese’ made from cashews, candied bacon, sautéed spiced apples, and a pinch of thyme. The epitome of savory + sweet.
Fall Harvest Apple Bacon Crostini — such beautiful four words. With #AppleWeek in full swing, I wanted to share this recipe because it is the epitome of Fall season eats. Haha. Do you like how I put that mini phrase together?
OK, so in all seriousness, I’m so ecstatic about the way that #AppleWeek has been going and I’ve already begun creating future Themed Weeks because “why not right?”.
To recap, thus far, I’ve created a few delicious Apple recipes that truly showcase classic dishes and fun twists on the way that you can use apples. Everything from savory to sweet and in between.
Homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp—the epitome of warm, sweet, rich in Fall spices, and absolutely creamy.
This Sheet Pan Maple Apple Chicken + Veggies recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal on any given day for the entire family.
This Easy Warm Apple Chai Latte is made with only a handful of ingredients and is the perfect warmth + coziness during the cooler season.
These Warm Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are the perfect, healthy twist to kick start your day! Completely fluffy, airy, and oil-free, these pancakes are truly irresistible—especially with the burst of Fall spices and bold apple flavor.
These Chewy Apple Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies are just that—soft and chewy! More importantly, these cookies are a notch up from the classic oatmeal raisin flavor.
When it comes to this Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and cranberry flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and granny apples.
A sweet and comforting recipe for homemade Apple Blueberry Hand Pies + Maple-Brown Sugar Glaze, wrapped in a buttery, flaky crust and stuffed gently with a spiced filling, these sweet treats are a sure favorite to anyone who dares to a take big bite.
Now that we’re officially in Fall, I’m thinking about Thanksgiving which is super close. These crostinis are perfect for Thanksgiving and will definitely be a hit.
I used candied bacon because of course, it’s the Southern girl in me and candied bacon is a serious thing! Plus, the sweet + smokiness from the bacon goes really well with the spices from the apples.
Usually, most crostini recipes are topped with a cheese spread, whether goat cheese, cream cheese, burrata cheese, etc. However, with this recipe, I chose to make my go-to vegan cream cheese.
It’s literally a quick blend in the blender and wallah!
Very easy to whip together and uses minimal main ingredients.
Ready in less than 30 minutes!
Warm and comforting with every bite.
Loaded with delicious Fall/Winter spices.
Perfect dance between sweet + savory.
Makes for the perfect little bite for the entire family.
CAN I MAKE THESE AHEAD OF TIME?
Absolutely! You can always prep the ingredients separately and store them: cook the bacon and chop before storing, make your vegan cream cheese and store in an airtight container in the fridge, peel + slice your apples and added lemon juice (to prevent browning) along with spices for the perfect marination.
WHAT TOPPINGS CAN I ADD?
Honestly, anything! The awesome thing about a crostini is that you can add whatever topping you’d like. To make these vegan, simply omit the bacon and add mushrooms, tempeh, or seitan for a smoky flavor.
HOW MANY OF THESE CAN I SERVE?
Typically, at a gathering or event, I would aim to serve 3-4 of these to each person. Therefore, doubling or tripling the ingredients will help to best serve everyone, depending on the size of the crowd.
HOW TO PREVENT THEM FROM GETTING SOGGY.
If you’re not ready to eat them just yet, I always recommend saving the ‘wet’ ingredients such as the sautéed apples until a few minutes before you’re ready to serve. This ensures that they are just as crisp as they started.
Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet, lining it with parchment paper.
Place slices of baguette flat unto your baking sheet and brush with melted butter and bake them in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.
Fall Harvest Apple Bacon Crostini.