Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Roasted Walnut and Goat Cheese Crostini with Texas Honey and Thyme





Hello again all! I hope you all enjoyed my appetizer recipe yesterday because I have another simple one for you today! It tastes really complex and sounds fancy, but it could not be more simple to make. You barely have to do any cooking, which is perfect for when you are trying to look nice for a party. No one has the time to be slaving away in the kitchen on Christmas! These walnut and goat cheese crostinis are sure to elevate your holiday spread. I took them to a friend's house over the weekend and they were a hit, so I am sure they will go over well with your family and friends also. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve tomorrow! 



Roasted Walnut and Goat Cheese Crostini with Texas Honey and Thyme

 

  Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of raw walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 8 ounces of goat cheese
  • fresh thyme
  • toasted crostini bread (I found some pre-made in the bakery section of Whole Foods)
  • salt to taste

 

Directions:

Heat a small pan over meduim and place the raw walnuts into the pan once hot. Continue to stir the nuts until lightly browned. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt. Cook until sugar is dissolved (it happens quickly, so keep an eye on it or the sugar can burn). Place the walnuts on a plate to cool. Generously spread each crostini with a thick layer of goat cheese. Heat the honey in the microwave (about 15 seconds in a small dish) and drizzle over the bread and goat cheese. Sprinkle a bit of salt onto the crostinis. Add your walnut pieces to each crostini as well. Sprinkle with fresh time, serve, and enjoy!















XOXO



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