Goat Cheese Cranberry Crostini

If you are looking for the perfect appetizer to make for a holiday party or for your family this holiday season, look no further!  This goat cheese cranberry crostini recipe is simple to make, delicious, and a total crowd pleaser.  I’m sharing how to make your own cranberry sauce to put atop of the warm goat cheese crostini as well!

Goat Cheese Cranberry Crostini

  • 1 fresh loaf of Italian bread (pick up another loaf if serving for a larger group)
  • olive oil
  • 1 log of soft goat cheese
  • honey
  • 1 bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Set your goat cheese out so it softens and warms up to room temperature and start with making your cranberry sauce.  Add 1 bag of rinsed fresh cranberries, 1/4 cup of orange juice, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cinnamon stick into your saucepan.  Cook over medium to medium-low heat until cranberries have bursted/softened stirring frequently.  You will want the consistency of your cranberry sauce to look more like a jelly…it should not be runny.  Remove your sauce from the heat and let cool a bit.

Cut the loaf of bread into 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick pieces (depending on your preference), drizzle with olive oil, and toast in the oven at 350 until lightly golden.  Place your softened goat cheese into a bowl, drizzle with a generous amount of honey, and whip to get a smooth consistency.

Remove your toasted bread from the oven, spread a generous layer of goat cheese on each piece, and top with your homemade cranberry sauce.  Top with a sprig or two of thyme…you can even add a walnut on top if you’d like to add a little crunch!  Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is one of my absolute favorite holiday appetizers!  Let me know if you decide to give it a try!

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