Crostini is an easy appetizer with thin baguette slices lightly toasted until golden brown and crispy. Customize with various toppings.
1baguettecut into ½-inch thick slices, about 24 pieces
¼cup(60ml)extra-virgin olive oilmore as needed for brushing
½teaspoon(3g)kosher salt or sea saltmore as needed for seasoning, optional
¼teaspoonblack peppermore as needed for seasoning, optional
Set the oven rack to the middle position. Heat to 350ºF (177ºC).
Brush each side of bread slices with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper (if using).
Arrange slices in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until dry, lightly browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Flip halfway through baking. Cool on the sheet tray.
Serve with desired dips, spread, or toppings.
Storing: Toasts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 to 7 days. It can be frozen for up to 30 days and defrosted before use. Refrigerate crostini with toppings for up to 2 to 3 hours. Sitting any longer or chilling overnight will make the bread soggy.