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Crostini
Crostini

Crostini are basically mini toasts and they go down a treat at parties! This Italian appetizer can be served with a vast variety of toppings so you’ll find one to suit everyone’s tastes. These crusty breads are unbelievably easy to make and they look great on a plate. I’ve made them a good few times now and for different events and they really are the perfect party nibbles. They go perfectly with my antipasto platter!

How To Make Crostini

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Slice the baguette crosswise into ¼ thick slices, cutting diagonally so that you get the longest slices possible (see the shapes of the slices in the photos).
  • In a small bowl, stir together the butter and olive oil.
  • If you want any flavour additions, mix them into the butter compound now.
  • Use a brush to spread the butter compound onto the top of each slice of bread. Make sure that you are only putting on a thin layer, otherwise the crostini won’t crust up in the oven and they will be slightly spongy instead.
  • Place the slices onto a cookie sheet butter side up.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until they are toasted and hardened.
  • Remove and cool completely before storing in a container or plastic bags at room temp.
  • Use these in my antipasto platter!

How Long Will Crostini Keep?

Your crostini will last for 3-5 days when stored in an airtight container so don’t panic if you make too much! If needs be, you can always re-crisp your leftovers in the oven for a few minutes if they’ve been left a few days.

Crostini Tips and Tricks

  • Always use quality bakery bread. Crostini appetizers work best with light texture bread, if it’s too dense they might be difficult to chew.
  • Have a gluten-free option available for parties. A lot of people are sensitive to gluten these days, so using a gluten-free baguette is a great way to add a GF option.
  • Make sure the oven temperature is exact, if the oven temp is too low, your crostini slices will be much too hard and maybe even inedible!
  • Add extra flavour with a cut garlic clove, lemon, or orange.

I hope you enjoy this super yum and incredibly easy to make appetizer! Happy baking!

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Simple Crostini Recipe

How to make crostini, which are small slices of French baguette bread that are baked up into crispy bread crackers that are used for snacks and appetizers.

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Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Servings
24
Author
Karlynn Johnston
Keywords
crostini

Ingredients

  • 1 day old French baguette
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Flavored Crostini Additions

  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  2. Slice the baguette crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices, cutting diagonally so that you get the longest slices possible ( see the shape of the slices in the photos)
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the butter and olive oil.
  4. If you want any flavor additions, mix them into the butter compound now.
  5. Use a brush to spread the butter compound onto the top of each slice of bread. Make sure that you are only putting on a thin layer otherwise the crostini won't crisp up in the oven, they will be slightly spongy instead.
  6. Place the slices onto a cookie sheet buttered side up.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until they are toasted and hardened.
  8. Remove and cool completely before storing in a container or plastic bag at room temp.

Recipe Notes

Use these in my antipasto platter!

Nutrition Information

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Snacks / Simple Crostini RecipeLast updated on April 9, 2019
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I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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