Holiday entertaining can be exhausting, overwhelming and all of the other -ing words. But with a few simple recipes, you can wow your guests and spend time focusing on your friends and family instead of playing part-time caterer in the kitchen.
This super simple-to-make Pom, Mint & Goat Cheese Crostini recipe was inspired by traditional holiday colors, specifically the bright red pomegranate seeds and equally vibrant fresh mint. It really is ideal for a last-minute cocktail party or family gathering; you really can pull this appetizer together in less than 30 minutes.
- 5 ounces goat cheese
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 teaspoons hot honey
- 1 baguette
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pomegranate, seeded
- ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice baguette on a diagonal into ½-inch slices and place on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and place in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until just browned and crispy, yet soft in the center.
Meanwhile, use a hand mixer to blend together goat cheese, softened cream cheese and hot honey until fluffy. Set aside.
Spread a layer of goat cheese onto each slice of toasted baguette and place on a serving platter. Spoon on pomegranate seeds and finish with a light sprinkling of chopped mint.