Table of Contents
  1. Watch how to make these three crostini recipes
  2. Three Easy Crostini Recipe

The holidays go way too fast. Every year, I think I will somehow learn to slow down and relish in the season, but the parties, events, and all-together busyness get in the way and it’s all of a sudden over! After a few deep breaths, it’s already New Year’s Eve and I never remember to plan ahead for what to take to a party or what to serve at my own. Crostini are ultimately my go-to answer when in a pinch or when a large quantity is needed. They can go together last minute and can be made for a few people or a large crowd.

These are three of my favorite varieties. As the perfect appetizer or light meal with a drink, I won’t even give quantities as you can adjust to whatever amount you need!

These crostini are sure to please everyone, each with its own unique flavor. You can prep ahead and not worry about food the entire evening except to prepare a few more when needed. After all of the holiday cooking and baking, these are the perfect item to prepare for the weary and ambitious alike! Happy New Year!

Crostini topped with ricotta and pear and sprig of rosemary sitting on white serving platter
Pear, honey, and ricotta crostini
Crostini with prosciutto and apple and fig sitting on white serving platter
Fig, apple, and Brie crostini
Crostini topped with smoked salmon and sprigs of dill sitting on white serving platter
Crème fraîche, smoked salmon, and dill crostini

Watch how to make these three crostini recipes

Three different types of crostini sitting on white serving platter with wooden surface underneath

Three Easy Crostini

5 from 1 vote
When it's the holiday season, you want something that's both fast to make and super tasty to eat. And that's exactly what these three easy crostini recipes are! There's an apple and Brie, smoked salmon and dill, and pear and ricotta. You'll love them!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 15 slices per recipe

Ingredients

For the crème fraîche, smoked salmon, and dill crostini

  • 1 French-style baguette approx. 15 slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 8 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 8 tsp capers drained
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 1 tbsp dill finely chopped

For the fig, apple, and Brie crostini

  • 1 French-style baguette approx. 15 slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 8 tbsp fig spread I prefer the Dalmatia version of fig spread
  • 8 oz Brie cheese
  • 2 apples preferably a crisp variety
  • 3 oz prosciutto

For the pear, honey, and ricotta crostini

  • 1 French-style baguette approx. 15 slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 2 pears
  • 5 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp rosemary leaves finely chopped

Instructions
 

For the crème fraîche, smoked salmon, and dill crostini

  • Slice bread into ½-inch pieces and brush both sides with olive oil. Salt and pepper the bread. Place in a 375°F oven and lightly toast for 8-10 minutes, flipping once until slightly crisp.
    1 French-style baguette, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper
  • Spread a thin layer of crème fraîche (use cream cheese if crème fraîche is not available) on prepared toast.
    8 tbsp crème fraîche
  • Place a few drained capers and a small piece of smoked salmon on top. Add a sprig of fresh dill for a delicious bite.
    8 tsp capers, 4 oz smoked salmon, 1 tbsp dill

For the fig, apple, and Brie crostini

  • Slice bread into ½ inch pieces and brush both sides with olive oil. Salt and pepper the bread. Place in a 375°F oven and lightly toast for 8-10 minutes, flipping once until slightly crisp.
    1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, 1 French-style baguette
  • Spread a layer of prepared fig spread on prepared toast.
    8 tbsp fig spread
  • Place a thin piece of a good Brie cheese (I like a double cream variety) and place back in the 375°F oven for 3-5 minutes until Brie begins to just melt.
    8 oz Brie cheese
  • Top with a crisp slice of apple and a piece of prosciutto.
    2 apples, 3 oz prosciutto

For the pear, honey, and ricotta crostini

  • Slice bread into ½-inch pieces and brush both sides with olive oil. Place in a 375°F oven and lightly toast for 8-10 minutes, flipping once until slightly crisp.
    1 French-style baguette, 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Spread a thin layer of ricotta cheese on top of prepared toast.
    8 tbsp ricotta cheese
  • Place a slice of ripened pear on ricotta. Drizzle with honey. Garnish with a few fresh rosemary leaves.
    2 pears, 5 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp rosemary leaves

Notes

  • Calories for the creme fraiche, smoked salmon, and dill crostini: 138
  • Calories for the fig, apple, and Brie crostini: 197
  • Calories for the pear, honey, and ricotta crostini: 148

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.8g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 9.6mg | Sodium: 575.6mg | Potassium: 70.9mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 1.3g | Vitamin A: 25.9IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 29.7mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Assembling

You May Also Like

Never miss a post by signing up for my newsletter.

Kaleb

I’m Kaleb! I'm not a chef, professional baker, landscaper, or designer, but I like to play each on Knollgate Farm. Come join me on my journey and let's learn together!

Learn more about me

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating:




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1 Comments