The Art of Cheese — Aged Havarti Crostini with Cider Caramelized Onions
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 18
A golden toasted baguette cradles delicious creamy Havarti with a delightful contrast of sweet apple cider caramelized onions with a kiss of thyme.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 2 yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch fresh ground black pepper
  • 5 ounces Castello Aged Havarti, thinly sliced
  • 1 baguete, sliced
  1. In a sauté pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Once the butter just begins to brown, add onions. Sauté, stirring frequently, until the onions are golden brown; about 20 minutes. Add apple cider to deglaze the pan, stir. Add thyme and simmer until the cider has reduced completely, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until lightly golden, about 8 minutes.
  3. Arrange the crostinis by placing havarti on top of the toasted baguette slices. Top the cheese with a small spoonful of the caramelized onions. Garnish with a thyme leaf. Serve.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at