Winter Crostini

December 2, 2015

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about holiday entertaining, it’s to keep it simple. If anything, it’ll at least save your sanity – especially during this time of year. Crostini is one our favorite things to assemble for gatherings and we love the idea of experimenting with different combinations based on what is fresh and seasonal. Here are some examples of winter-inspired combinations that are sure to please you and your guests at your next holiday fête!

Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM

Roast beets and lightly season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Pair with an aged milk goat cheese, like Humboldt Fog’s Cypress Grove, arugula and toasted hazelnuts.

Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM

Top a creamy burrata with small wedges of fuyu persimmons, pomegranate seeds, a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette and ripped basil.

Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM

Slice a bosc pear on a mandoline and roast the thin slices on a baking sheet until soft and caramelized. Pair with Roquefort or something even milder like Bleu des Causses. Drizzle with honey and top with a sprinkling of fresh thyme leaves.

Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM

Roast concord or small red grapes in the oven until they are blistered. Drizzle with olive oil and pair with fresh ricotta, pepper and thyme.

Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM

Grill thin slices of fuyu persimmons and pair with salty prosciutto and a soft brie or Camembert.

Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM

Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM

Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM
Winter Crostini | HonestlyYUM

(images by HonestlyYUM)


So happy I found your site fantastic ideas photos are great. Have not found anything I have not love !

Crostini are always a winner in my book, and yours look absolutely perfect! I can’t wait to give your recipes a try!

Such beautiful treats! I wish I could reach right through the screen! Pinned 🙂

Your photography is outstanding!
The food jumps right off the page!
It makes me want to make everything and taste it. : )
So many delicious combos!Great ideas for the holidays!

I love entertaining with crostini! You have so many wonderful choices here too…I don’t know which one is my fav!!

It’s hard to choose a favorite – they all look so delicious, and crostini is such a versatile app! I love making sweet roasted pear with caramel for dessert so I think that roasted pear with honey needs to be first on my list.

You guys rock! Your crostini selections over the years have been nothing short of beautiful, creative and just mouth-watering. Seriously, your name could be changed to Honestlni! 😉

This is such a nice holiday idea! I think my favorite one is the burratta, pomegranate and persimmon because those are literally my 3 most favorite things in the world!

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