CLEVELAND, Oh -- Culinary book clubs are all the rage, but Stefanie Paganini has been combining her love of reading and cooking for nearly a decade. Stefani's current book club selection is the 'Orphan Train' and she explained to Fox 8's Stefani Schaefer how her Apple Walnut Crostini recipe ties in with the fictional story.
Click here to learn more about the new culinary book club class Stefanie is offering during the day at the Paganini School of Cooking.
Apple Walnut Crostini
1 cup toasted walnuts chopped
2 Tablespoons orange zest
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
1 cup apples, peeled cored and chopped
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 ounces feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 loaf of baguette
Olive oil for brushing bread
Extra rosemary sprigs for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice bread and brush with olive oil. Place in oven to toast for 3-4 minutes.
In a bowl, blend together cream cheese, feta cheese, zest, and rosemary. Fold in apples and walnuts. Salt and pepper to taste.
Remove bread from oven and carefully spread apple topping onto the slices. Place back into the oven until the bread is lightly browned and bubbly.
Garnish with rosemary sprigs.