Flatbread is a wonderfully versatile ingredient. You can top it like a pizza or use it for dipping. Here's how to do both! These flatbread appetizer recipes all have an autumn twist and are sure to delight your dinner guests.
Apple and Goat Cheese Flatbreads
The sweetness of apple and creaminess of goat cheese are perfectly accentuated by just a hint of cinnamon. For a healthier twist, feel free to substitute a whole wheat flatbread.
- 1 flatbread
- 2 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup sweet apple, such as Golden Delicious or Gala, sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons raisins
Combine the butter, honey, and cinnamon in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 10 second increments until the butter is melted. Stir to combine the ingredients, and then brush the mixture onto the flatbread, using a pastry brush.
Sprinkle the cheese, apples, and raisins onto the prepared flatbread. Place the bread on a baking sheet, and bake for 6–8 minutes at 350 degrees F. The bread should become slightly brown and the cheese should begin to melt. Let cool slightly before slicing into wedges and serving.
Garlic Flatbread With Baked Bacon and Onion Dip
This garlic flatbread would be amazing by itself, but the hot bacon and onion dip takes it to the next level. The recipe makes enough to serve about 8 people.
- 4 flatbreads
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- kosher salt to taste
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a skillet. Slice the onion very thinly, and add it to the skillet. Saute over low heat until the onion is caramelized and golden brown.
Place the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave it for 30 seconds to soften it. Add the prepared onion, bacon, black pepper, and mayonnaise, and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a crock or glass baking dish. Top with the cheddar cheese, and bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
While the dip is baking, melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the garlic and salt, and brush this mixture onto the flatbreads. Add the flatbread to the oven and bake them for 15 minutes. Slice into wedges and serve alongside the dip. FOr more ideas, visit a bakery like Klosterman Baking Company.Share