Apple Cinnamon Dessert Bruschetta! This easy and fun treat is made with cinnamon toast, savory apples, and refined sugar-free vegan salted caramel.
Hi! So you know how I’ve told you in the past that I’m not a sweets kind of person? That I’d rather stuff my face with savory food? That’s still true, and I ate five of these at one sitting, because these little beauties are just as savory as they are sweet. So yeah, I don’t care if you’re raising your eyebrows about that admission. I mean let’s be real, I’m training for a marathon, and I’m HUNGRY! So. I. Eat. A lot.
Now that you know that I can be an oinker from time to time, let’s move along and talk about these amazing little apple dessert bruschettas. The idea was all Alex’s. Can you say, THANK YOU, ALEX?! Really, you’re going to be thanking her during and after every single bite of this sweet and savory treat.
We were in the middle of our last long run, and as we always do, we were brainstorming for the blog. We have some big plans coming up for the New Year, so stay tuned. We were also creating recipes in our heads when she came up with this genius idea. You see, we are a bruschetta loving family. She grew up on the stuff. Every party, every weekend, many dinners revolved around garlicky toasted slices of bread and chopped and/or pureed veggies, beans, nuts, herbs, or whatever we could think of to pile on top of the bread. However, we never made bruschetta for dessert. ??
If you love homemade applesauce, and you love cinnamon toast, you’re going to LOVE this apple cinnamon bruschetta recipe. It’s not super sweet, it’s made with coconut sugar so it’s refined sugar-free, and thanks to the cinnamon, it’s savory too. And the vegan salted caramel sauce is to die for. It’s not your typical light colored caramel sauce, because it too is made with coconut sugar. It’s dark, rich, and eat it with a spoon delicious. Additionally, it’s apple season! Before we get ahead of ourselves and go all in with the pumpkin spice, let us celebrate the beautiful apple. It deserves that.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CINNAMON DESSERT BRUSCHETTA WITH VEGAN SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
This is an easy and fun dessert (or breakfast) to make with the kids. Serve it already constructed at your next party for an elegant presentation, or let your guests build their own. Either way you’ll be showered with compliments for sharing this wonderful apple dessert.
First – Melt some vegan butter and mix up some coconut sugar and cinnamon. Brush the butter on sliced bread (a simple baguette works best) and sprinkle on a thin layer of cinnamon sugar, then toast until the bread is a light golden brown.
Second – Toast the pecans until they release their oil and are lightly toasted and crispy.
Third – Sauté the diced apples in a bit of vegan butter and cinnamon until they’re fork tender.
Fourth – Make the vegan salted caramel sauce.
Finally – Spoon a pile of apples on the toast, sprinkle some chopped pecans over the apples, then drizzle the caramel sauce on top.
You’re going to love, love, love all of the flavors and textures going on in this dessert. From the crispy bread, to the soft apples, and the crunchy pecans, there is a surprise in every bite. Then there’s the slightly sweet apple, the savory cinnamon, and the salty sweet caramel sauce. It’s the best.
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