Appetizer Spotlight FBC2017: Maple Mushroom Crostini by Bake. Eat. Repeat.

The deadline is fast approaching now, but the entries aren’t slowing down! That’s what we like to see!! Do you have a favourite so far?Bloggers are sharing their favourite appetizers, this time with a Canadian twist, for a chance to win their way in to FBC2017! FBC members are invited to join the contest, but get your entries before the August 7th deadline. For those of you who are just here for delicious eats, watch the competition unfold, as we share each entry and help us decide!

We’re excited to have Stacey of Bake. Eat. Repeat. join us again for this year’s contest! She has really captured Canadian flavour with her maple-infused mushrooms.Mushroom Maple Mushroom Crostini
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Yield: serves 6-8

This maple mushroom crostini is the perfect appetizer or snack! Sauteed mushrooms caramelized with maple syrup and served on toasted baguette – so good!


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 pound (454g) cremini mushrooms (or white button), chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup red wine
1 tablespoon soy sauce
For serving:
thin slices of baguette, toasted and buttered
sliced havarti cheese (optional)
cream cheese (optional)


1. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet, over medium heat, until the butter is melted. Add the mushrooms and onions and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until they are softened. Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring constantly for another 2-3 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their liquid.
2. Add the maple syrup, red wine and soy sauce and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the mushrooms begin to caramelize and the liquid has been cooked off.
3. Serve the hot mushrooms on thin, toasted and buttered slices of baguette, with a slice of havarti cheese or with some cream cheese under the mushrooms if you like. We enjoyed it both with and without the cheese. Any leftover mushrooms will reheat nicely the next day either in the microwave on low or on the stovetop.

Source: Adapted from Crown Maple.


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