The lovely Caromont Farm herbed goat cheese in the photo was a birthday gift from someone who really knows the way to my heart. I whipped some of it into a scrumptious batch of mashed potatoes along with some roasted garlic, butter, cream, and Parmesan. I used the rest to make what I believe is the perfect autumn appetizer.
First, cut a baguette into ¼ inch thick slices and brush both sides with olive oil. Arrange slices on a baking sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden. Let cool.
Meanwhile, sauté peeled thinly sliced apples (I used Granny Smith) in a little butter with a squeeze of lemon juice, and maple syrup and cinnamon to taste.
Just before serving, slather the crostini with goat cheese, arrange on a platter, and spoon on the warm apples.