I love cheese in any form, especially if it is goat cheese. Something about the creamy, sweet texture just hits the spot. This recipe was an accident made in cheese heaven during my pre-marriage days when my roommate and I wanted to be “fancy” without putting in much effort. We wanted to create a wine and cheese platter and all we really had in our fridge/pantry was a half log of goat cheese, lingonberry jam, grapes, crackers and honey. Of course we had wine….. lots and lots of it =)
Though it originated with crackers (which you can totally use if you don’t want to do a crostini), over the years, I’ve “refined” it to truly reflect our original vision of a fancy wine and cheese platter. This crostini is a great hit whether the husband and I are having a “quiet” night in or friends and family over for a dinner party. Ready in 10 minutes, how can you go wrong? Here’s how I made it:
1 Sweet Bread Baguette
1/4c Lingonberry preserves
1 small log of goat cheese (about 4oz)
Honey to drizzle
Preheat oven to 375°F. Take 1 baguette of Sweet bread and slice into 1/2″ slices (be careful not to cut them too thick – they’ll become too “bready” and the other flavor profiles won’t pull through). Line them on a cookie sheet and drizzle a little olive oil on them. Pop them into the oven for about 5-7 minutes until they crisp up and look golden brown.
Pull the baguette slices out of the oven and spread some goat cheese on each one. Next, add a dollop of lingonberry preserve, then drizzle a little honey over them.
There you have it! Easy peasy Goat Cheese Lingonberry Crostinis. I hope they bring the same smile to your face as they do to mine!