50 Toast Toppers

Ingredients
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Directions
  • Step 1: Slice 1 to 2 loaves of French bread into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.

  • Step 2: Brush each slice with olive oil or melted butter.

  • Step 3: Place the rounds on baking sheets and bake at 350 until crisp throughout and lightly golden around the edges, about 15 minutes.

  • 1. Spread with goat cheese; top with finely chopped canned beets, an orange segment and fresh mint.

  • 2. Spread with fig jam; top with gorgonzola cheese and prosciutto.

  • 3. Spread with fig jam; top with goat cheese and chopped walnuts.

  • 4. Spread with butter; top with thinly sliced bread-and-butter pickles.

  • 5. Spread with hummus; top with olive tapenade.

  • 6. Top with sliced figs; drizzle with honey; sprinkle with sea salt.

  • 7. Mash avocado with salt and lime juice; spread on toasts; top with shrimp.

  • 8. Spread with ricotta cheese; top with chopped roasted red peppers; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • 9. Rub with a garlic clove; top with sliced plum tomatoes; sprinkle with sea salt.

  • 10. Spread with butter; top with thinly sliced radishes; sprinkle with sea salt.

  • 11. Toss canned tuna with lemon juice and zest, olive oil, chopped parsley and salt; spread on toasts.

  • 12. Spread with gorgonzola cheese; top with sliced pears.

  • 13. Top with chopped grapes and wrap with prosciutto.

  • 14. Top with pesto and shaved parmesan cheese.

  • 15. Top with pesto, crumbled bacon and chopped tomatoes.

  • 16. Top with pesto and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

  • 17. Spread with mashed avocado; top with crumbled bacon and sprouts.

  • 18. Spread with ricotta cheese; drizzle with olive oil; add a dash of salt and pepper.

  • 19. Brush with olive oil; add a thin slice of manchego cheese; top with chorizo.

  • 20. Chop rotisserie chicken meat and toss with barbecue sauce; spoon onto toasts; top with chopped pickles.

  • 21. Combine mayonnaise with wasabi paste; spreadon toasts; top with lump crab meat.

  • 22. Combine mayonnaise and wasabi paste; toss finely chopped sushi-grade tuna with sesame oil; spread wasabi mayo on toasts; top with tuna.

  • 23. Whip cream cheese with chopped dill; spread on toasts; top with thinly sliced smoked salmon.

  • 24. Spread with taleggio cheese; top with candied pecans or walnuts.

  • 25. Spread with apple butter; top with crumbled blue cheese and chopped fresh sage.

  • 26. Saute finely chopped mushrooms in butter and season with salt and thyme; spread on toasts; top with shaved parmesan cheese.

  • 27. Saute thinly sliced onions in butter until caramelized; spread toasts with brie cheese; top with apple slices and caramelized onions.

  • 28. Top with thinly sliced apples and grated cheddar cheese; broil until melted.

  • 29. Spread with butter; top with thinly sliced ham and a cornichon slice.

  • 30. Spread with cranberry sauce; top with thinly sliced turkey; sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

  • 31. Saute thinly sliced fennel and golden raisins in olive oil until soft; spoon onto toasts.

  • 32. Combine cream cheese and chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; spread on toasts; top with thinly sliced smoked turkey.

  • 33. Top with fresh tomato pulp; sprinkle with sea salt and fresh basil.

  • 34. Combine refried beans with chopped green chiles; spread on toasts; top with pepper jack cheese and broil until melted.

  • 35. Combine equal parts sour cream and cream cheese with horseradish; spread on toasts; top with thinly sliced roast beef.

  • 36. Halve asparagus tips lengthwise; steam until al dente and season with salt; spread premade egg salad on toast; top with an asparagus tip.

  • 37. Wilt baby spinach and toss with crumbled bacon; spoon onto toasts; top with chopped hard-boiled eggs.

  • 38. Toss finely chopped romaine with Caesar dressing and grated parmesan cheese; spoon onto toasts; top with an anchovy.

  • 39. Spread with brie cheese; top with thinly sliced ham and a dollop of grainy mustard.

  • 40. Spread with mascarpone; top with crumbled bacon and chopped grapes.

  • 41. Whip cream cheese with lemon zest; spread on toasts; top with fresh raspberries.

  • 42. Spread with Nutella; top with orange marmalade.

  • 43. Spread with mascarpone; top with thinly sliced melon and prosciutto.

  • 44. Spread with orange marmalade; top with thinly sliced smoked deli turkey and smoked mozzarella cheese.

  • 45. Saute thinly sliced apples in butter until soft; spoon onto toasts; top with thinly sliced ham.

  • 46. Spread with creamy peanut butter; top with thinly sliced bananas; drizzle with honey.

  • 47. Whip peanut butter and marshmallow fluff; spread on toasts; top with shaved chocolate.

  • 48. Spread with cream cheese; top with hot pepper jelly.

  • 49. Spread with ricotta cheese; drizzle with honey; add a dash of pepper.

  • 50. Whip mascarpone and confectioners' sugar; brush toasts with espresso and spread with sweetened mascarpone; top with shaved chocolate and cocoa powder.

  • Photography: Main image: Tina Rupp; Small photos: Marko Metzinger/Studio D


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