Crostini are easy to make and open to so many variations. Get creative in the kitchen. I made these Beet Apple Crostini with thin slices of red beets, honeycrisp apple, arugula, and Fontina cheese. I drizzled on top a dressing I made from orange juice, olive oil and thyme.

If I were to make these again I would use a stronger cheese. They were good as is, but a stronger cheese would work well with the sweetness of the beet and apple. I would like to try these again with crumbles of bleu cheese or little dollops of goat cheese.

This crostini paired very well with a sparkling rosé wine. I think they would go nicely with any rosé or any sparkling wine.

Try them for your next social event or as a quick appetizer or snack.

Beet Apple Crostini detail

Beet Apple Crostini

Thinly sliced red beets and apple are paired with arugula and Fontina cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean


  • 2 Italian torpedo rolls sliced
  • 1 red beet thinly sliced
  • 1 apple thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1 ounce Fontina cheese shaved


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch freshly cracked black pepper


  • Lightly toast the slices of Italian bread. Set aside.
  • Peel the red beet and thinly slice on a mandoline or with vegetable peeler. Peel the apple and thinly slice in the same way.
  • Rinse the arugula in cold water, drain, pat dry with paper towels. Tear apart into smaller pieces.
  • Shave the Fontina cheese with a knife or vegetable peeler.
  • Combine orange juice, olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper in a glass jar and shake to combine.
  • Set the toast on a plate. Place on top a layer of beets, apple, and arugula. Drizzle on the dressing. Top with cheese shavings. Serve immediately.


Use your favorite cheese. When I make these again, I will use a stronger cheese such as bleu crumbles or a dollop of goat cheese.
Keyword apples, arugula, beets, crostini

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