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Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce and Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini

A fun way to enjoy cranberry sauce as part of an appetizer - the perfect dish for any holiday table!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • 1/4 c soft goat cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 lb fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 c apple cider
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 french baguette, sliced in 3/4" - 1" rounds
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Combine goat cheese and heavy cream in a stand mixer with the whipping attachment or a hand mixer.
  • Whip until the goat cheese is light and fluffy; set aside.
  • In a sauce pot, combine cranberries, cider, sugar, orange zest, orange juice and cinnamon.
  • Stir cranberry mixture over medium heat until it becomes a jelly-like consistency. If you like smooth cranberry sauce, use a stick blender to get a smoother consistency.
  • Note, the cranberry sauce will foam up. This is normal, just keep stirring!
  • Once the cranberry sauce has reached the jelly-like consistency, remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter.
  • Add the sliced baguette to the melted butter and toast over medium heat until it reaches desired toastiness.
  • To assemble, top toasted baguette with goat cheese and cranberry sauce.