Caramelized Apple, Onion and Ham Bruschetta -Easy Recipe for a Delicious Appetizer

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If you need to bring a food dish or appetizer to a party, we recommend this Caramelized Apple, Onion, and Ham Bruschetta, easy recipe for a delicious appetizer. 

Caramelized apples add great flavor to many recipes.  In this bruschetta, they are paired with caramelized onions and black forest ham then topped with a rich Havarti cheese.  The appetizer is simple to make and will leave everyone wanting your recipe!

This Caramelized Apple, Onion and Ham Bruschetta, easy recipe for a delicious appetizer will make you feel like a gourmet foodie.



  • 3 medium size apples – I use Gala apples
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 – 2 lbs black forest ham
  • 1 lb Havarti cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 loaf of french bread


Remove cores from apples and cut into slices approximately 1/4″ thick.

Remove skin from onion and cut into very thin slices.

Melt butter over medium/high heat in medium skillet.  Add the sliced apples and onion, cooking until the apples begin to turn transparent and both the onions and apples begin to caramelize.

While the onion and apples are cooking slice the black forest ham into small pieces.

Once the onion and apple is cooked through and caramelized, add the ham and continue cooking until the ham is heated through.

Slice the french bread on an angle, just under 1/2″ thick.  Spread the bread onto a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes or until the bread is toasted and golden brown.

Remove the toasted bread from the oven and top with the caramelized apple, onion, and ham.

Raise the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees.

Grate the Havarti cheese and top each toast with a small amount of cheese.

Return the now topped toast to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

Serve this appetizer hot or at room temperature!

What is your favorite party appetizer to make?

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Just saw this yersteday and I love bruschetta and it seemed so easy so I had it for my dinner! (not rare for me)
I rarely comment but this time I had to. Unusual but so yummy combo. I had to sub the ham for prosciutto cause that’s what I had and also the cheese. I’m even planning on repeating tonight! Thanks so much.

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