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Have you started thinking about your holiday menus yet? I must admit, I start thinking about them the second pumpkins start showing up at the grocery store because I know soon cranberries and pomegranates and other seasonal deliciousness will be close behind them. So, in preparation for holiday parties and get-togethers that are on their way, today I am sharing a couple of perfect crostini recipes for holiday entertaining. These little babies are the best because they are quick to throw together, they combine some of the best flavors of the season, and they are dang delicious.
Plus, today I incorporated Don Victor Honey to make them extra special. Don Victor is raw, filtered honey that isn't processed in any way, plus it comes with a piece of edible honeycomb still in the jar! It is so delicious and will take your holiday entertaining to the next level. Now, on with the recipes!
Entertaining tip! Use black paper as a table runner or table cloth and label your menu with a chalkboard marker! You can do this to the finished product or lay out the ingredients, label them, and let your guest assemble their own crostinis!
Can you spot the honeycomb in the jar? Makes my mouth water! Okay, now really, on to the recipes!
Cranberry, Honey & Sage Crostini with Goat Cheese
For the cranberry-sage sauce:
1 (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries
1/4 c Don Victor Honey + additional for drizzling
1/2 c water
2 tbsp orange juice
5-6 fresh sage leaves, minced + additional for garnish
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
zest from orange for garnish
For the crostini:
EVOO for brushing the slices
- In a medium-sized saucepan bring the honey, water, orange juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a gentle boil. Add the cranberries and sage leaves. Stir often until the cranberries have burst and the sauce has thickened. About 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- While the cranberries slice and toast your bread. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Brush each slice of bread with a little olive oil. Toast for about 3-5 minutes per side or until lightly browned.
- Assemble the crostini by spreading an even amount of goat cheese on each slice followed by a spoonful of the cranberry sauce. Sprinkle each crostini with a little orange zest, minced sage and a drizzle of Don Victor Honey. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
Honey and Walnut Crostini with Goat Cheese
1 cup walnut pieces
1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Slice bread. Brush each slice of bread with a little olive oil. Toast for about 3-5 minutes per side or until lightly browned.
2. Allow bread to cool to the touch, then spread a layer of goat cheese on top of each crostini, top with walnuts and drizzle with honey.
These are so easy to assemble! Just toast and top!
You can find Don Victor Honey in the hispanic aisle at Walmart! And it's SO worth the hunt. So delicious!
Your guests will love this fun take on crostini's and you will love how easy it is! Plus, these flavors together? BEYOND.
What are your favorite recipes for easy and delicious holiday entertaining? We'd LOVE to hear!
ox. Liz & Sam
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