Blackberry, Thyme, and Goat Cheese Crostini makes a simple and elegant appetizer for the warm spring and summer months! This beautiful dish is so easy to make, and sure to please a crowd!
With what seems like never ending rain, I am cherishing all of warm weather days and celebrating them like a holiday. Can any of my fellow East Coasters relate? I promise I’ll stop talking about this darn rain, but in other ways it has inspired me to really enjoy simple pleasures. Like warm afternoons. Outside happy hour with friends. This crostini.
So last weekend we had the first of our sunny days all week and it came on a Friday afternoon. Fridays in the spring are fun around here; my kids play neighborhood tennis and us moms sit on the deck to watch (or socialize). We often bring snacks and wine, a perfect time for happy hour! I was soooo looking forward to this sunny day, that I thought it must come with something seasonal, delicious, and easy. Basically, I wanted to step it up a notch from cheese and crackers.
So fun and delicious! We all enjoyed them, and they made a perfect pairing with a chilled white wine. I made these on a whim, as I have been thinking about a goat cheese and berry pairing for awhile. The cheese mixture came together by mixing goat cheese, fresh thyme, a little honey, and chopped blackberries. Once this was spread on the baguette, I added some roasted pecans, and an extra blackberry. This may be my new “go-to” easy apps for the summer! Super easy to pack up as well.
Blackberry, Thyme, and Goat Cheese Crostini
- 1 french baguette
- 8 oz soft goat cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh blackberries plus more for garnish
- 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 cup chopped roasted pecans
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Prepare your bread by slicing the baguette into thin slices (less than 1/2 inch). Spread across a large cookie sheet. Place inside oven and let toast for about 5 minutes, or until crispy. Set aside.
Place goat cheese, blackberries, thyme, and honey in a medium sized bowl. Completely mix until the entire mixture is purple, and ingredients are well blended. Spread approximately 2 tbsp of mixture over each slice of baguette.
Top with pecans, and whole blackberries. Serve at room temperature.
Goat cheese mixture can be made ahead and stored in the fridge.