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Honey, Walnut and Goat Cheese Crostini

Honey Goat Cheese Crostini made with crunchy toasted bread and spread with creamy goat cheese, sticky honey, toasted walnuts, and sweet ruby red pomegranate arils. A perfect balance of salty, sweet, and tangy, everyone loves this easy 15-minute appetizer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 107kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 French-bread baguette - 1lb
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup raw walnut pieces - roughly chopped
  • 8 oz fresh herbed goat cheese
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • Honey for drizzling - approximately 1/4 - 1/2 cup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice your baguette into slices approximately 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick and arrange them on a large baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat both sides with olive oil. On a second baking sheet, arrange your walnuts in a single layer.
  • Transfer both baking sheets to the oven.
  • Roast your walnuts for 4-7 minutes, or until golden and fragrant (they burn quickly, so check every minute or so). Meanwhile, allow your bread to bake for 15 minutes, or until they are nice and golden.  Remove from the oven.
  • Allow your crostini to cool for a few minutes before applying the toppings (to prevent the goat cheese from melting). Once cooled, spread a thin layer of goat cheese on to each and top with the toasted walnuts, pomegranate arils, and a drizzle of honey.  Best served warm, but they are also delicious cold.

Notes

  • If your oven has hot spots you may want to rotate the baguette once throughout the baking time.
  • To make this recipe ahead of time, prepare your toasts and allow to come to room temperature. Transfer the toasts (without toppings) to an airtight container for up to two days. If you live in a place that is very humid, or you find that your toasts soften, you may want to re-crisp your crostini in the oven for a few minutes.
  • I will typically prepare 3-4 crostini per person when other appetizers will be served at a party. Allow 6+ per person if this goat cheese crostini will be the only appetizer food served.
Originally published December 1, 2015

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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