Master Platers: Spiced Apple Goat Cheese Tartine

By Laura Gilway, Food Director of The Fox Bar and Cocktail Club

THE GOODS:

1 1/2 lbs apples, peeled, cored, and cut in 1-inch cubes
2-inch knob of ginger, peeled and grated
1/4 cup sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 baguette
8-ounce log of goat cheese
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup honey

DIRECTIONS:
In a medium pot, combine the apples, ginger, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt and cover. Cook over medium-low heat for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat when the apples begin to caramelize. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the baguette into 1/2-inch slices. Bake the slices on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes, until toasted.

ASSEMBLY: 
While warm, spread 1 tablespoon of goat cheese onto each toast. Add a spoonful of spiced apple butter. Top with toasted walnuts and finish with a light drizzle of honey. Serves 16.

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