Wine and Cheese Pairing + Cheddar and Bacon Crostini
This Cheddar and Bacon Crostini is the perfect easy appetizer to go with a wine and cheese pairing. Toasted bread is slathered with fig jam, a slice of cheddar, and a crispy piece of bacon. Simple and delicious.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add bacon to one half of a sheet pan lined with cookie cooling rack. Cook the bacon until crisp.
Brush the crostini with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. When the bacon is about halfway done cooking, pull the pan out with the bacon on it and place the crostini on the other half. Bake until slightly crisp, about 5-6 minutes. (Don't let them get too crisp, as you want guests to be able to bite into them easily.)
Spread the crostini with fig jam. Top with a 1/4 piece of cheese followed by a 1/3 piece of bacon. If desired, place the crostini back in the oven to melt the cheese. Sprinkle with thyme just before serving.