So easy, this really is the Best Savory and Sweet Crostini for Fall.

Fellow Fall lovers, this is a treat that I’m dedicating to all my girlfriends who adore summer. For us, summer is just a way to get to our favorite season, but some of my friends mourn when summer is over. {I still love them!} This appetizer combines the best of two worlds, summer’s sweet peaches, a little kick from jalapenos, married to toasted French baguettes to create the Best Savory and Sweet Crostini for Fall.

I’m planning a fun get-together serving cocktails, appetizers and a soup around the fire while the weather is still relatively mild in the evenings. It’s so easy to make with one of our mixes from the Appetizer Cheeseball Entertaining Set. Making super easy appetizers for a party, dinner or any kind of gathering is actually why I started using the mixes in the first place. Because I am all about making something easy, delicious, and getting together with people I adore to celebrate the day!


Best Savory & Sweet Crostini for Fall


This is perfect for one of your famous girls get togethers.  It begins with beautiful French baguettes. Like the kind we eat in Paris. Luckily, pretty much every local baker or market baker here back home has learned to make a good French baguette.  So go out and buy the most delicious, freshest one you can.  Thank goodness there are also gluten-free baguettes for those of us who can’t have wheat! Not quite as great as a regular baguette, but I’ll take it!



Best Savory & Sweet Crostini for Fall


The recipe is super easy because it basically involves slicing the bread in thin slices. You then either grill them or bake in the oven to make crostinis. {the little baked toasts you make from the French baguettes.}


slicing french bread


I love these with a small spoon of peach preserves on the top.  The mix has a little kick, not too spicy, but the preserves adds just the right amount of sweetness to each little appetizer.  Since peaches are not in season, this appetizer is meant to remind you of the fresh peaches you can buy at markets in the summer.  One of the things you should do if you go to France on a trip is visit the local market, you will never eat more delicious fresh vegetables and fruits, and this is such a great place to soak in the French culture!


Peaches in French market



Fresh rosemary is a great compliment to the flavor profile in this appetizer.  We grow ours in a little wooden crate with a few other herbs in the back garden.  It’s kind of fun to run out there while cooking to cut a few fresh herbs.


If Mr. FrenchGardenHouse had his way we’d have a thriving vegetable patch in the back garden. Unfortunately we haven’t figured out how to keep the squirrels from eating everything!  Somehow those squirrels don’t eat our herbs if they are in a small crate instead of a larger raised bed. So I happily have the herbs in that small contained tiny garden.


Best Savory & Sweet Crostini for Fall


Best Savory & Sweet Crostini


Best Savory & Sweet Crostini for Fall | Jalapeño Peach Crostini





For the Crostini: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

  1. Slice baguettes into thin slices.
  2. Lay them on a baking sheet, so they are in a single layer.
  3. Drizzle each one with a little bit of olive oil.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 5-10 minutes. {Check on them!}


For the topping:

  1. Combine Cheeseball Mix and topping packet with cream cheese.
  2. Spread about 1 tablespoon of mixture onto each slice of bread.
  3. Top with 1 teaspoon peach preserves.
  4. Add rosemary.


Serve and try not to eat all of them yourself!


Best Savory & Sweet Crostini for Fall


Serve with a selection of French inspired drinks like these:





Make an Elegant French 75 Cocktail



Summery Grapefruit Gin Fizz Cocktail





I’ve assembled your favorite Fall Entertaining Essentials {thanks so much, they are mine TOO!} below. The cocktail sugar cubes, our best-selling Appetizer set, aprons to wear so your stunning blouse that you haven’t been able to wear to many places yet {!!} stays gorgeous. Candles and linens for your table, wool throws for by the fire outside during appetizers and cocktails and more.



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Appetizer Gift|Mauviel Copper Ice Bucket|French Cocktail Cubes||Bon Appetit Linen Towel|Linen Baguette Bag

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Best Savory & Sweet Crostini for Fall

Merino Wool Blanket|Merlot Candle Set|Linen Towels|Silver Stirring Spoons|Green Linen Apron|Wine Tags|Bon Appetit Towel|Antique Serving Board


I hope you will enjoy this easy appetizer!  You can see a much more labor intensive but beautiful FALL CROSTINI BAR HERE >





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