This Honey Balsamic & Cranberry Pomegranate Goat Cheese Crostini recipe is a sweet treat for special guests over the holidays. The crostini is perfectly crusty and easy to hold with one hand. The goat cheese is creamy and the pomegranate arils gives it a nice, sweet crunch.
They are easy, festive and tasty. Whether you are having a party or simply entertaining family, these crostini are sure to please.
Honey Balsamic & Cranberry Pomegranate Goat Cheese Crostini
30 toasted crostini
8 ounces goat cheese
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped and divided
Salt and pepper to taste
8 ounces fresh cranberries
¼ cup De Nigris Balsamic Vinegar
½ cup honey, divided
½ pomegranate arils
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Crumble and mix goat cheese, ½ tablespoon rosemary, salt, and pepper. Combine cranberries, Balsamic Vinegar, and ¼ cup of honey in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until cranberries start to burst. Turn to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the honey. Spread goat cheese mixture on each crostini and place on a baking sheet. (Save a couple tablespoons of goat cheese mixture for garnish.) Place in the oven for 4 to 6 minutes until cheese spread is warm. Top each Crostini with cranberry mixture. Sprinkle remaining goat cheese mixture, pomegranate arils, and rosemary over the top of the cranberry mixture. Serve and enjoy.
Note-If you can’t find toasted crostini, you can quickly make your own. Use a French baguette and cut into 30 slices. Spread out on a baking sheet. Evenly spray with cooking spray or brush with olive oil. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes until golden. Follow directions above for next steps.
**** It is possible to make your own balsamic reduction but if you don't have time, we make it easy with our award-winning De Nigris 100% Natural Glaze. It caters to those looking for all the flavor of balsamic glaze without any added sugar, thickeners, or artificial ingredients. It’s nice to have in the pantry and I use it on so many things.