Goat Cheese Berry Crostinis

FullSizeRender.jpgIt was overcast and breezy this weekend, so we did a lot of work around the house! This is our first time owning a house and we are enjoying all the house/yard work on the weekends. I’m sure it will get old fast, but for now we have fun working in the yard together. We got some twinkle lights put up after several attempts that failed! We resorted to 10 foot 4×4 wood polls and concrete. Yup, we got serious about it. And Daniel has been working on building us a table and bench for the back deck and it turned out so beautiful! I am beyond impressed, especially since this was his first time to do anything like this. You can see the top of the table in the picture above… isn’t it gorgeous?!

This weekend was also fun because we had some friends come out to visit! Since we moved outside the city to a new community where we don’t know anyone yet, it was so nice to have our friends out for the day– even if it did end up raining most of the time. Daniel smoked a pork shoulder on the Big Green Egg {which is a much bigger grill than this one we had to use for our rooftop cookouts in NYC haha}, our friends all picked up some sides and I made the appetizer! I was planning on making much more but life will a newborn has its challenges when it comes to trying to throw a last minute dinner party haha. I also had to run out and get another baguette because the dogs ate the first one– as in I could not find a crumb of it left anywhere. Little stinkers. But I’m sure they enjoyed every last bit haha! These goat cheese berry crostinis were super easy, quick to throw together and delicious– WIN! I got them made just in time for everyone to enjoy outside before the rain hit. They were the perfect refreshing but filling snack while we waited for the pork to finish smoking on the grill. Take a look….

Goat Cheese Berry Crostinis

Norma Powell, MS, RD, CDN
delicious appetizer
Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • 1 french baguette cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 8 oz goat cheese
  • 1 large lemon zested & cut in halve
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 oz raspberries
  • 8 oz blueberries
  • 8 oz blackberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil cut into strips
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to a LOW BROIL & place goat cheese on the counter to soften.
  • Place the baguette pieces evenly on a sheet pan and spray the tops of the bread with cooking spray. Place sheet pan in oven for just a few minutes and WATCH CLOSELY because its very easy to burn them! you want to bread to be a golden brown and then remove from oven and set aside.
  • in a bowl, combine the goat cheese, juice of the entire lemon and honey. Mix until combined and smooth.
  • Spoon about 1 tbsp of cheese mixture on each piece of bread.
  • Top each piece of bread with the berry combo of your choice, sprinkle the lemon zest and fresh basil on top. Add a drizzle of honey and enjoy!
Keyword appetizer, crostini, goat cheese

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