Maitake Mushroom Crostini

A surprisingly simple appetizer that is sure to impress! Substitutions are easy, so let your creativity run wild!

12/18/20231 min read


1 small baguette

¼ lbs maitake mushroom (Also works great with chestnut or shiitake)

1 medium shallot

4 oz goat cheese (sub cream cheese, brie, or any other spreadable cheese you like)

1 sprig fresh sage

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp brown sugar or maple syrup


  1. Remove goat cheese from the fridge and allow it to come to room temp. Dice the mushrooms, shallot, and sage. Cut the baguette on a bias.

  2. Heat a small nonstick frying pan on medium heat and add the butter. When melted add mushrooms and shallot. Cook and stir constantly for about 5 minutes then add the brown sugar or maple syrup. Now stir this constantly for about 2 minutes making sure it is well mixed and doesn;y start to burn. Remove from pan to a bowl.

  3. Toast the baguettes. Spread goat cheese on the toasted bread and top with the diced sage. Spoon the mushroom mixture on top and serve.

20 Minute Cook Time - Serves 4-6