Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali
Show: Molto Mario
Episode: Crostini
35 min
15 min
20 min
4 servings


  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped into 1/8th dice
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 ounces grappa
  • 4 thick slices countrystyle bread
  • 4 thin slices Fontina cheese


Peel, core and cube apples into 1/4 inch dice. In a 12 inch to 14 inch saute pan, heat butter until foam subsides. Add onions and cook until soft and golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add apples and poppy seeds and cook until edges are softened, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add grappa and lower heat. Meanwhile, grill bread on both sides and place on platter. Place a cheese slice on each piece of bread. Spoon apples over and serve.

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