Walnut, Goat Cheese and Honey Crostini

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Entertaining guests at the last minute can be a total nightmare! There are just so many factors to consider: Will everyone get along? Will there be enough wine? What will I serve? Occasions like these merit an arsenal of simple, quick recipes that can be whipped up at a moment’s notice. Cue the Walnut, Goat Cheese and Honey Crostini.

This effortlessly elegant dish pairs perfectly with an arugula salad and plays well with a plethora of beverages, from Pinot Noir to a Manhattan. So next time you’re in need of last minute hors d’oeuvres, impress your guests with this simple treat!

What’s your go-to recipe for last-minute company?

1-walnut-crostini-3Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of artisanal bread (I used a 5-grain loaf)
  • 3oz log of goat cheese, near room temperature
  • Coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Wildflower honey
  • Fresh thyme

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Cut loaf of bread into thick slices and bake until very lightly toasted.
  2. Remove toasted bread and spread with goat cheese. Sprinkle with walnuts and return to the oven for 2-3 minutes, or until walnuts look toasted.
  3. Plate the crostini and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle with fresh sprigs of thyme.

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Tips: 

  • Almost everything about this recipe is interchangeable. Try using different soft cheeses, nuts, and herbs for a season-appropriate finger food.
  • Cutting the crostini in half is a great idea if the gathering will be more conducive to eating while standing.

One Comment

  1. Shelley H.

    This was AMAZING and a total hit with everyone!! I even served a nut free version to my seven year old, and she came back for more! I honestly had never even tried goat cheese before tonight, but now I’m a believer! I can not wait to try more recipes!

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