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A rustic table with small bowls filled with toppings for a fall appetizer crostini bar.
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Fall Crostini Bar

Learn how to set up a crostini bar with topper ideas to entertain for Fall, Friendsgiving, or Thanksgiving. Elegant no-fuss Fall party food to serve at your gathering. Take a crostini toast, spread either the whipped goat cheese or feta, and add toppings you love.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizers, Dips, & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crostini, crostini recipe, crostini toppers
Servings: 12
Calories: 680kcal

Ingredients

Crostini Bread

  • 1 large French bagutte
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Blue Cheese, Pear, & Honey Drizzle Crostini Topper

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup honey

Pumpkin Butter & Candied Pecan Crostini Topper

Cranberry & Brie Crostini Topper

  • 4 ounces brie
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Brie & Fig Jam Crostini Topper

  • 4 ounces brie
  • ¼ jar fig jam

Whipped Goat Cheese

  • 11 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 whole lemon zested
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon optional garnish: fresh sage, thyme, rosemar chopped

Whipped Feta

  • 11 ounces feta block
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon zest and juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon optional garnish: fresh sage, thyme, rosemary chopped

Instructions

Make Crostini Toasts

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Slice the baguette into ½" slices, and arrange slices in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle slices with olive oil and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Make Whipped Goat Cheese

  • Combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, garlic, red peppperflakes, lemon zest, and thyme leaves in a food processor or with a stand or handheld mixer.
  • Whip for 60-90 seconds until smooth. Store refrigerated for up to a week.

Make Whipped Feta

  • Bring feta block and cream cheese to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Combine the feta block and cream cheese to the food processor and combine, next add the garlic powder, extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest and juice, and black pepper.
  • Whip for 60-90 seconds until smooth. Store refrigerated for up to a week.

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Notes

More Topper Ideas:

  • cheeses: Maytag bleu, Manchego, or Parmesano Reggiano
  • soft cheeses: goat cheese, mini burrata, Boursin, Brie, Camembert
  • spreads: basil pesto, hummus, olive tapenade, marinated artichokes
  • sweet: cranberry sauce, cherry jam, marmalade, or honey
  • nuts: toasted pumpkin seeds, pistachios, walnuts, or pine nuts
  • fruit: apples, pomegranate seeds, pears, apricots, figs, or melon
  • meats: sliced prosciutto, pancetta, salami, or crumbled bacon
  • seafood: lump crabmeat, shrimp (no-tails), smoked salmon
  • drizzles: aged balsamic vinegar or lemon/orange flavored olive oils
  • veggies: sliced mini heirloom tomatoes or pickled vegetables
  • herbs: basil leaves, chopped thyme, rosemary, and sage

 

Serving Inspiration:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Linens & Napkins
  • Cutting Boards
  • Rustic Crates
  • Wood Boxes
  • Vases with dried florals
  • Baskets
  • Fresh Fall flowers
  • Pumpkins
  • Metal containers
  • Antique silverware
  • Small ceramic bowls
  • Long-serving boards
  • Chalkboard
  • Plates and glasses

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1107mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 364mg | Iron: 2mg