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Cranberry Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese with Thyme

This cranberry and goat cheese crostini recipe is an easy, fun, and fancy holiday appetizer the whole family will love!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 16 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Inactive Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 25 Crostinis
Calories 103 kcal


  • 1, baguette crusty French bread
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz plain goat cheese
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1.5 C homemade cranberry sauce


Make the Crostini

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F.
  • Slice your baguette into even slices no bigger than ½” thick and brush each side with olive oil.
  • Place brushed slices onto a baking sheet and bake for 6-9 minutes until toasted.*
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before adding the toppings (at least 5 minutes).

Make the Whipped Goat Cheese

  • While your crostini is toasting, make the whipped goat cheese with thyme by placing the goat cheese, cream cheese, salt, and thyme leaves into a food processor (or high power blender) and process until combined. Scrape down the sides of your food processor with a rubber scraper part way through to ensure all ingredients are getting incorporated.

Assemble Crostini

  • Spread an even layer of the whipped goat cheese mixture onto each cooled crostini toast.
  • Top with a spoonful of homemade cranberry sauce and gently spread it across the goat cheese layer.
  • Add a little sprig of fresh thyme, or additional thyme leaves, for garnish if desired.
  • Place assembled crostini on a serving platter, eat, and enjoy!


*There is no need to flip your toasts during the baking process
*Note: crostini won’t really get browned (they appear to be a little golden), so giving your toasts a little tap with your finger or a fork will help you determine if they are toasted or not. Perfectly toasted crostini sound a little hollow.


Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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