Recipes and Cooking Gorgonzola Crostini 3.7 (6) Add your rating & review Brandy and blue cheese spice up these hearty appetizers. Because blue cheese tends to be salty, use unsalted butter. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 45 mins Cook Time: 2 mins Chill Time: 1 day Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 day 1 hrs 17 mins Yield: 100 appetizers Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 12 ounce blue cheese ½ cup unsalted butter, softened ⅓ cup brandy ½ cup finely snipped dried apricots 100 1/4-inch-thick bias-sliced baguette slices, toasted (about two 1-pound baguettes) ¾ cup sliced almonds, toasted Directions In a large bowl use a fork to crumble the cheese; add butter. Allow to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Mash together cheese and butter with the fork until well combined. Stir in brandy and apricots. Cover and chill cheese mixture up to 24 hours. Allow mixture to stand at room temperature 30 minutes before spreading. Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Spread each bread slice with about 1/2 tablespoon cheese mixture. Place bread slices on baking sheets. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Arrange on serving platters; top with sliced almonds. Makes 100 appetizers. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 55 Calories 3g Fat 5g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 55 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 5mg 2% Sodium 103mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 5g 2% Protein 2g Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 4mg 22% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.