Honey Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini
This easy and delicious recipe for honey-whipped goat cheese is so delicious and is always a crowd-pleaser. The best part is that you can swap the toppings to fit every budget, diet, and flavor preference.
Crostinis are perfect for any occasion, but it's especially fitting for New Year's Eve, as it's a sophisticated and tasty way to kick off the celebration. My family loves finger food and grazing on appetizers all night, and you can bet these will be on our table!
First, let's talk about the main star of this dish: goat cheese. Goat cheese, also known as chèvre, is a type of cheese made from goats' milk. It has a bright and tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with honey's sweetness and craisins' tartness (dried cranberries). Goat cheese is also a healthier alternative to cow's milk cheese, as it's lower in calories and fat and easier to digest for lactose intolerant.
15-minute Recipe: Goat Cheese Crostini
To make this recipe, you'll need the following ingredients:
4 oz of goat cheese
2oz cream cheese
1 tablespoons of honey
1/4 cup of craisins
Crostini for serving (sliced and slightly toasted baguette works perfectly)
Slice the baguette and drizzle with EVOO. Slightly toast - about 10 minutes on 350°.
Let the goat and cream cheeses come to room temperature so it's easier to work with. Place the cheese in a food processor to whip it until it's smooth and creamy.
Once the cheese is whipped, drizzle in the honey and mix until it's well combined.
Transfer the whipped cheese to a piping bag and cut the tip. Pipe onto the crostini
Top with craisins and finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
If you'd like to make your own balsamic glaze, it's super easy and only requires a few ingredients. Heat 1 cup of balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring the vinegar to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer until it's reduced by half and has a syrupy consistency. This will take about 20-30 minutes. Let the glaze cool before using it on the appetizers.
This recipe is a great way to impress your guests with a sophisticated and tasty appetizer that's sure to be a hit. The combination of creamy goat cheese, sweet honey, and tart craisins are divine, and the balsamic glaze adds an extra layer of flavor and depth. Plus, it's an easy recipe to prepare in advance, so you can focus on the rest of your New Year's Eve celebration.
Our other favorite toppings include caramelized onions, peach and basil, prosciutto and fig, walnuts, and just simple lemon zest. Crostinis are a fun way to get the kids involved in recipes too! Let them help pick out fun toppings and make their own.
Give this recipe a try and bring some deliciousness to your New Year's Eve party. Bon Appetit!