<p>Capture that beautifully fruity and spicy scent that comes around the fall and winter holiday season into a gorgeous topping. The best part of this apple and cranberry salad recipe is when it’s placed on a warm crostini with melted Reserve Series™ Aged Italian Blend, and the wonderful sweetness of the fruit and savory flavors come together into a bite-size morsel.</p>
- Brush bread slices with 1-1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil; place on a baking or cookie sheet. Sprinkle cheese over bread. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, thinly slice the apples. Cut slices into julienne (matchstick size) strips. If cherries are large, cut into strips. Combine apples, cherries, remaining 3 tablespoons oil and lemon juice; toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
- Arrange warm crostini on 4 serving plates; top with salad.