Double Cranberry Crostini

Turkey and cranberries make this appetizer perfect for holiday entertaining.

Double Cranberry Crostini
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
6 mins
Cool Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
30 appetizers


  • 1 recipe Cranberry-Ginger Chutney (see recipe below)

  • cup dried cranberries

  • 2 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoon chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 16 ounce loaf baguette-style French bread

  • 4 ounce thinly sliced smoked turkey or ham

Cranberry-Ginger Chutney

  • 1 ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • cup dried apricot halves, chopped

  • cup golden raisins

  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 2 tablespoon cranberry juice

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Prepare Cranberry-Ginger Chutney; let cool. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Place dried cranberries in a small bowl with enough boiling water to cover; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Drain well. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in drained cranberries, pecans, ginger, and lime juice; set aside.

  2. Slice baguette diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place on a large baking sheet (use two sheets if necessary to fit all the slices in one layer). Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Cool slightly. Cut smoked turkey into about 30 pieces to fit on bread slices. Spread bread with cranberry-cheese mixture. Top each with a piece of turkey. Dollop with Cranberry-Ginger Chutney.

Cranberry-Ginger Chutney

  1. In a medium saucepan combine cranberries, brown sugar, dried apricots, raisins, ginger, cranberry juice, cardamom, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until cranberries pop, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium bowl; let stand about 1 hour or until completely cool. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
3g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 96mg 2%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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