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Bacon and Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini

Bacon and Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


Bacon and Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini is the perfect holiday appetizer! They are sweet, salty, and tart with creamy goat cheese. The perfect appetizer!


  • 10 slices Hatfield Maple Brown Sugar Extra Thick Cut Triple Smoked Bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ c. fresh cranberries
  • 3 ½ tbsp. Light brown sugar
  • ¼ c. cranberry juice
  • 1 tsp. Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Dried cranberries
  • 8 oz. Creamy goat cheese
  • 8 baguette slices


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees: Place only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep” id=”144″ data-gr-id=”144″>cooling rack on large baking sheet or line with aluminum foil. Place the bacon slices on the cooling rack or baking sheet. Place in oven and allow to cook until golden, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, chop the bacon in small pieces.
  2. In a medium sauté pan on medium heat, add the olive oil and butter. Once butter has melted, add the onions and allow to cook until translucent and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 5 minutes. Now, add the bacon pieces, vinegar, and cranberries cook together for 15 minutes. As the cranberries begin to soften and pop, stir and smash the cranberries into mixture.
  3. Add the light brown sugar and cranberry juice and cook for 10 minutes until the mixture thickens. Finally, stir in the dried cranberries and remove from heat.
  4. Toast baguette slices in oven on 325 degrees for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Assemble by spreading the baguette slices with goat cheese, spoon a tablespoon of the bacon mixture on top of the goat cheese. Top with pecan pieces and parsley.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Appetizer