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Honey Roasted Cranberry Ricotta Crostini

Get in the holiday spirit with some honey roasted cranberries.  Drizzle these on top of a creamy bed of orange flecked ricotta cheese on a crispy baguette and you’ll have a festive crostini appetizer for any party!

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Did you know that this week is Cranberry week?  You might think that it is turkey week given that Thanksgiving is Thursday but we are celebrating the wonderfully tart and sweet side dish that goes with it so naturally.  

I’m posting two cranberry recipes this week but there are so many more on the blogosphere!

Just search for cranberry on Pinterest and you will be amazed at what you see!  Some of them are crostini recipes which are a great way to start your Thanksgiving meal!

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Our Thanksgiving is a unique one in that we have such an extended family that we can only get together once a year.  We ear-mark this time to come together for a few days and catch up on our lives.  Also to maintain our traditions and heritage.  

With so many people to serve, sometimes upwards of 50, we usually have quite a few appetizers to stave off the hungry bellies while the actual meal is being prepared.  this also keeps wanderers out the kitchen too, which is always a plus.

I decided to make an easy appetizer this year since the host house is a few hours away and I won’t have much time to prepare.  The ingredients for this fabulous crostini can all be made ahead of time and easily transported.  I love an appetizer like that!

Roasted cranberries pair nicely with tart cranberry juice, caramel hinted bourbon, and bubbly lemon-lime soda. Perfect a large batch of punch! Roasted Cranberry Bourbon Crush Recipe | Take Two Tapas

If you have never roasted cranberries before, let me advise you to start immediately!  There is nothing wrong with the canned cranberry sauce, foodness knows we all need some help in the kitchen during holiday time, but if you have 20 minutes, I would urge you to try roasting some before the big day!

I used this roasted cranberry recipe from my friend Jenny over at Honey and Birch and it made it all the difference. If you prefer a keto cranberry sauce recipe check this one out.

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Get in the holiday spirit with some honey roasted cranberries. Drizzle these on top of a creamy bed of orange flecked ricotta cheese on a crispy baguette and you'll have a festive crostini appetizer for any party! Roasted Cranberry Ricotta Crostini Recipe | Take Two Tapas

I love how much orange pairs so well with cranberries.  The natural sweetness of the orange brings the flavors together and rounds them out in such a way that each one is highlighted!  

The crispy French baguette begs for a creamy shmear on top so I went with a whole milk ricotta and added some orange juice and orange zest.  This makes the perfect pillow to hold the tart and sweetly roasted cranberries.

The honey and the vinegar from the roasting process, along with the natural juices from the cranberries, make an incredible sauce to drizzle on top!  Not to mention how gorgeous the color contrasts are!

This Honey Roasted Cranberry Ricotta Crostini will be the highlight of your holiday spread and make you the holiday hostess with the mostess!

roasted cranberry ricotta crostini on a mini cutting board

Honey Roasted Cranberry Ricotta Crostini

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Honey Roasted Cranberries
  • 10 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 small baguettes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix the fresh cranberries, honey, and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Pour on a baking sheet that has been covered with foil. I used a silicone baking sheet as well as the honey can get sticky.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until cranberries are bursting.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. To make the crostini, slice the baguette and brush the slices with the olive oil.
  7. Toast the bread for 8 minutes at 350F or until toasty brown.
  8. Remove from the oven.
  9. Mix the ricotta cheese, orange juice, and zest.
  10. Spread a tablespoon of ricotta mixture on the the toasted bread.
  11. Add a tablespoon of roasted cranberry mixture to the ricotta.
  12. Sprinkle with orange zest for garnish.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 346mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 9g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Grab a package of fresh cranberries this year and wow your guests with this amazing appetizer!  Don’t use all the cranberries as I am going to show you how to add them to a bubbly cocktail later this week!

Welcome to #CranberryWeek, hosted by Caroline’s Cooking and A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. We’ll be sharing cranberry-inspired creations all week long in celebration of national cranberry day. Search #CranberryWeek to keep up to date and follow the #CranberryWeek Pinterest board for more cranberry inspiration. But first, see all the other cranberry recipes being shared today:

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