Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Crostini
I don’t know about you, but I am often totally overwhelmed by the end of the holiday season! This year, I am trying to be more realistic. I’m simplifying, and trying to do more things I want to do and less things I think I’m supposed to do. I don’t need to make 4 different kinds of holiday cookies to give out, unless that’s really what I want to do, for example. This crostini recipe aligns with my new philosophy. We are having people over and I wanted to think of an appetizer that was super tasty, but also not too involved to make. This recipe fits the bill!
Let’s get to it.
The most arduous part of this recipe is getting the arils out of the pomegranate. I did that part in the morning when I was in the kitchen by myself and had more time. Then I just stored them in the fridge until I was ready.
Lay out your crostini. Now spread each crostini with 1-2 teaspoons of goat cheese. The amount really depend on how large your crostini is and how much you like goat cheese.
Also, if you don’t have crostini, you can use nice crackers. The most important thing is that they are thick and sturdy. You don’t want them to get soggy right away.
Now sprinkle the pomegranate arils over the goat cheese and press them in, so they don’t all fall off when it’s being eaten.
I recommend doing this over a cutting board or other plate, so that the dish you’re serving on doesn’t become a mess. Then you’re going to drizzle the pomegranate molasses over all the crostini. I like to do this from up high so there’s not huge gobs of the molasses in one place on the crostini.
The final step is to sprinkle them all with salt. If you have a nice finishing salt, this is the perfect place to use it (I’m not sure when we became fancy salt people, but we have no less than half a dozen different salts next to our stovetop, lol)! If not, regular table salt is totally fine.
This crostini feels so sophisticated without all the work! The slight tang of the goat cheese is offset by the sweetness of the pomegranate and the salt on top rounds it all out!
I will say 8 is enough for just a few people, so if you’re doing this for a crowd you’ll probably want to double or triple the recipe.
- 8 crostini or thick crackers
- 3-4 tablespoons goat cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
- pinch of salt
- Spread each crostini with 1-2 teaspoons of goat cheese.
- sprinkle pomegranate arils over goat cheese and press them in.
- Drizzle pomegranate molasses over crostini from up high (to ensure an even drizzle).
- Sprinkle with salt.