Chef Jason Smith Makes Apple Bourbon Cheese Crostini

In need of a quick and super tasty appetizer? Chef JASON SMITH (Food Network Star)  has you covered with this flavorful crostini that takes the traditional pimento cheese and adds the sweetness of apples and the depth of bourbon to create the ultimate snack. Use your favorite recipe or store-bought biscuits, and the rest is simply a quick bake and a bit of blending.  Also, don’t forget to try Jason’s Slap Yo Pumpkintini Cocktail recipe afterwards!

Apple Bourbon Cheese Crostini
Serves 6


6 pre-baked buttermilk biscuits, cut in half
1/2 cup melted, unsalted butter
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons bourbon
1/4 cup jarred pimentos, drained
1/2 cup grated granny smith apples
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1/4 cup minced parsley


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush biscuits on all sides with butter and place on baking sheet. Bake until medium brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

2. In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together on low the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir in the bourbon, pimentos, and apples.

3. Top biscuits with top with bourbon cheese, and sprinkle with paprika and parsley.

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