Northwest Bruschetta

Northwest Bruschetta

YIELD: Makes 32 slices

INGREDIENTS

4

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Fuji apples

2 tsp.

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vegetable oil

1/4 cup

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balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup

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honey

32 1/2-inch thick slices

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baguette (about 2 inches diameter)

Olive-oil flavored cooking spray

16 very thin slices

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prosciutto ham (about 10 oz.)

fresh sage

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for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Peel and core apples. Cut each apple into 16 wedges.

In large nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm oil and sauté apples 3 minutes or until crisp tender. Add vinegar and cook 3 minutes or until most of the vinegar is evaporated. Add honey and increase heat to high. When honey bubbles, stir gently for 1 minute until apples are soft. Allow apples to cool in honey syrup. With a slotted spoon remove apples; discard syrup.

Heat oven to 400°F.

Arrange bread slices on wire rack over cookie sheet. Spray both sides of bread with cooking spray; bake 6 minutes or until edges of bread are golden brown. Remove and arrange on serving platter.

Immediately before serving, cut each prosciutto slice into 2- x 1-inch strips. Place one slice of prosciutto on each toast; top with two apple slices. Garnish with fresh sage.