Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini

Let’s talk holiday appetizers! I’m so excited to share my favorite Thanksgiving appetizer (also great for Christmas), these Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini. They’re easy to make and so delicious. Plus, you’ll find tons of entertaining recipes and ideas from my favorite bloggers…

Cranberry and Prosciutto Crostini

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Crostini Appetizer for the Holidays

Hooray! I’ve been so excited to share this recipe with y’all since the day I made it! It’s the perfect Thanksgiving appetizer (and straight on into the December holidays).

In fact, today, I’ve teamed up with some of my blogging besties to share LOTS of fabulous Thankgsiving inspirations from recipes to entertaining ideas. These are ALSO great for Friendsgiving celebrations.

Thanksgiving Appetizer

The thing about Thanksgiving is you spend a lot of time in the kitchen (or waiting around if you’re not cooking). You can smell the amazing aromas in the kitchen, but you just That’s no fun, which is why everyone needs at least one easy Thanksgiving appetizer to have on hand.

Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini

These cranberry & prosciutto crostinis will keep all the hands from sneaking bites of the Thanksgiving meal before it’s time! Place them on a pretty platter or cake stand, serve, and enjoy!

Cranberry and Prosciutto Crostini - Thanksgiving Appetizer Idea

How to Make Your Own Crostini

  1. You can often find pre-made crostini rounds in groceries or markets, but it’s easy to make your own too. Just use a simple baguette and cut thin slices.
  2. Brush the rounds with a little olive oil and toast for 5-6 minutes at 425 degrees F. Just watch carefully as ovens can vary.
  3. Once they’re toasted up, you’re ready for the toppings!
Prosciutto Crostini

I wanted a Thanksgiving appetizer that gets everyone excited about the meal to come, but wasn’t too filling. You have a big meal ahead. A light bite is perfect.

These Thanksgiving appetizers are topped with goat cheese, cranberry sauce, and prosciutto. Garnish with thyme leaves and ta-da! Your friends and family will think you’ve gotten all fancy, but truly, it’s easy!

Before I get to the recipe (it’s below, don’t worry), I wanted to share the rest of today’s Thanksgiving excitement with my blogging besties. If you’re throwing a Friendsgiving, WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED!

Friendsgiving Recipes & Entertaining Ideas

Now if you’re wondering about my contribution, it’s these Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini for the ultimate Thanksgiving appetizer! Grab the recipe below…

You might have noticed that the cranberry sauce is linked in the recipe card. You can also find that cranberry sauce post here! It’s my absolute favorite cranberry sauce, and so easy.

You can certainly use store-bought cranberry or berry preserves, but my homemade recipe takes only minutes – truly!

I hope you’ll check out the links above to visit my blogging pals for tons of Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving inspiration! And of course, enjoy the recipe for these crostini!

Even More Thanksgiving Ideas You’ll LOVE…

Prosciutto Crostini

Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini

The perfect Thanksgiving appetizer, these cranberry and prosciutto crostini are the perfect appetizer to get the holiday festivities started! 
SERVINGS 24 crostini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 1 baguette
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto


  • Cut baguette into thin slices (about 1/2″) and brush both sides with olive oil. Bake at 425 degrees for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 
  • Spread each crostini with goat cheese. 
  • Top goat cheese with a spoonful of cranberry sauce. Repeat for all crostini. 
  • Finish off by topping crostini with a thinly sliced piece of prosciutto. Option: Garnish with fresh or dried thyme. 


Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 122mgPotassium: 22mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 0.5mg
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  1. That cranberry just puts these over the top! So beautiful!

  2. Your photography is SO beautiful! These look delectable, mmm!

  3. Wish I would have seen these at Thanksgiving time. I’m actually going to a party tonight where I could have made these but I already bought everything for a charcuterie board so I’m going with that; however, I willcertainly use them for Christmas appetizers. These look wonderful.

  4. says:

    I made this tonight and it was great! I did a French baguette, prosciutto, plain goat cheese and a cranberry sauce from a can. Yes! A can. Never really did the whole cranberry sauce thing but after looking at recipe, knew this was going to incredible flavor-wise. It was nothing short of exceptional!
    I will be making this again and again.
    Made it for a pitch-in tonight where host was serving pasta.

  5. How would you suggest doing these if you are making them to take somewhere? Putting them together before hand, or right before you are ready to serve them? Thanks!

    1. Hi Erin! I’d prepare right before serving, if possible.

  6. Christine says:

    Served these as an appetizer for Thanksgiving. Easy to make & everyone enjoyed them!

  7. Any other ideas for a pretty garnish? I know my guests are not fans on thyme.

    1. You can use rosemary or truly any other herb. You could also use a microgreen for the color without an herb flavor. Or leave it off completely.

  8. Can you make these and then serve at room temperature

    1. Courtney Whitmore says:

      You can! I wouldn’t leave them sitting out more than an hour, however.

  9. Would you recommend using any other cheese if I don’t have goat cheese on hand!?

    1. Courtney Whitmore says:

      Yes! Brie, Cream Cheese, Feta… any spreadable or semi-spreadable cheese will be great!

  10. I want to make these but I don’t like goat cheese. Would cream cheese be a good substitute?

  11. I didn’t see the comment above. Someone already inquired! Disregard, thank you!

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