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Olive Crostini

These Olive Crostini make a perfect EASY party appetizer! Sliced baguette topped with olive, garlic, cheese spread, and toasted in the oven.

Olive Crostini
Elise Bauer

Here is a quick and easy appetizer, tasty and fun to make. Preparing these today for an afternoon barbecue I was assisted by my sous-chef Alden, of Carlisle, Massachusetts.

Olive Crostini
Elise Bauer

Aldie is just about 6 years old and loves to help out; she is especially good helping me find things in an unfamiliar kitchen, opening cans of olives with the can opener, spreading olive paste on baguette slices, and serving the finished work to her guests. Thanks Alden and thank you Heidi (Alden's mom) for the recipe!

Olive Crostini
Elise Bauer

Olive Crostini

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Servings 24 toasts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup black olives, pitted
  • 1/2 cup green olives with pimientos
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 baguette

Method

  1. Make olive mixture:

    Chop the olives in a food processor. Transfer to medium bowl. With machine running, drop garlic through the feed tube of the food processor and mince.

    Add Parmesan, butter, and olive oil, and process into a paste. Add butter mixture to bowl with olives. Fold in jack cheese and parsley.

  2. Cut baguette into thin slices and spread each slice generously with olive mixture
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  3. Broil:

    Cook under broiler until bubbly and lightly browned - about 2 minutes.

    Serve right out of oven. Helps to make olive mixture in advance and spread right before you put in the oven.

Olive Crostini
Elise Bauer