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Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostini

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Who else can turn an appetizer into a meal? These Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostinis  are so easy to make and so delicious! The feta and chutney can be easily prepped ahead of time for a party. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy more time with family and friends. 

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This elegant dish combines the creamy richness of whipped feta cheese with the tangy sweetness of cranberry chutney, all atop a crispy baguette slice. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just craving a flavorful snack, this recipe is sure to impress. 

Why You’ll Love This Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostini

  • Perfect Flavor Harmony: The Cranberry Chutney strikes the ideal balance between tart cranberries, honey sweetness, and the subtle hint of thyme and balsamic vinegar. When paired with the creamy whipped feta, every bite is a delightful explosion of flavors.
  • Easy and Quick to Prepare: Despite its gourmet appeal, this recipe is surprisingly easy to make. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can whip up a batch of these crostinis to serve at your next gathering or enjoy as a special treat for yourself anytime you want.
  • Versatile and Customizable: While we recommend using cranberries for the chutney, you can also experiment with strawberries for a unique twist. Plus, you can adjust the sweetness and tartness to suit your preferences by tweaking the honey and lemon juice ratios in the whipped feta and chutney.

Ingredients You Need To Make This Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostini

For the Cranberry Chutney:

For the Whipped Feta:

  • Feta cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

How To Make Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostini

For the Cranberry Chutney:

  • In a medium stockpot, combine all the chutney ingredients
  • Place it over medium-low heat, allowing it to cook until it thickens. Remove the thyme and set it aside

For the Whipped Feta:

  • Add all the whipped feta ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.

Assembly:

  • Cut a baguette into slices
  • Spread the whipped feta generously on each slice
  • Top with a spoonful of cranberry chutney
  • Drizzle a little honey on top
  • Sprinkle with the chopped pistachios for a delightful crunch

Commonly Asked Questions:

Can I prepare the cranberry chutney in advance?

Absolutely! You can make the cranberry chutney a day or two ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This not only saves time but also allows the flavors to meld together, enhancing the chutney’s taste.

What type of bread is best for the crostini?

A baguette works wonderfully for this recipe due to its crispy texture. However, you can also use other artisan bread, ciabatta, or even whole-grain bread for a different twist. Just make sure to toast it lightly before spreading the whipped feta.

Can I substitute the pistachios with other nuts?

Certainly! While pistachios provide a delightful crunch and complement the flavors well, you can experiment with almonds, walnuts, or pecans if you prefer or have them on hand. Customize your crostini to your taste.

How long can I store leftover whipped feta and cranberry chutney?

Both the whipped feta and cranberry chutney can be stored separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Just be sure to bring them to room temperature before assembling fresh crostinis.

Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostini

Who else can turn an appetizer into a meal? These Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostinis  are so easy to make and so delicious! The feta and chutney can be easily prepped ahead of time for a party. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy more time with family and friends. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Assembly: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 337kcal

Ingredients

Cranberry Chutney:

  • 2 cups of cranberries you can also use strawberries
  • 4 tbsp honey plus an extra 2 tbsp for drizzling
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp Carandini Emilio Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • A pinch of salt

Whipped Feta:

  • 8 oz feta cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • A pinch of salt

Topping

  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios

Instructions

For the Cranberry Chutney:

  • In a medium stockpot, combine all the chutney ingredients
  • Place it over medium-low heat, allowing it to cook until it thickens. Remove the thyme and set it aside

For the Whipped Feta:

  • Add all the whipped feta ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.

Assembly:

  • Cut a baguette into slices
  • Spread the whipped feta generously on each slice
  • Top with a spoonful of cranberry chutney
  • Drizzle a little honey on top
  • Sprinkle with the chopped pistachios for a delightful crunch

Nutrition

Serving: 1crostini | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 1mg
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In the world of appetizers, our Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostini stands out as a delightful fusion of flavors and textures. The contrast between the creamy whipped feta and the tangy-sweet cranberry chutney creates a culinary masterpiece that’s both elegant and incredibly easy to make. 

Whether you’re looking to impress your guests or simply enjoy a flavorful snack, this recipe has it all. With its versatility and customizable elements, you can make it your own and savor the delicious results every time. So go ahead, indulge in the sweet and savory symphony of flavors that is the Cranberry Whipped Feta Crostini – your taste buds will thank you!

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