Need an easy appetizer to bring for a Thanksgiving meal or other holiday get togethers? This Cranberry Bruschetta is PERFECT and will impress friends and family!
I am so ready for Thanksgiving. By the time Thanksgiving really arrives, I've already had two Thanksgiving dinners. Haha. One of my favorite dishes (besides Turkey and Stuffing) is homemade cranberry sauce.
This recipe for homemade cranberry sauce is absolutely heavenly and topping a crusty baguette with cream cheese, cranberry sauce, and a beautiful garnish- just the creme de la creme. This cranberry bruschette makes a PERFECT appetizer (or heck, dessert! Because, it's REALLY good!)
Cranberry Raspberry Cream Cheese Bruschetta
1 loaf of baguette, cut into ½ inch slices
8oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup of cranberry sauce, drained of excess sauce (recipe below)
Pint of fresh raspberries
Fresh basil, torn to garnish
- On each slice of baguette, spread ½ to 1 teaspoon of cream cheese. Layer with ½ teaspoon of cranberry. Top with a raspberry and basil.
Makes about 24-30 bites.
Cranberry Sauce Recipe
¾ cup of orange juice, pulp free
¼ cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
12oz package of fresh cranberries, rinsed and stems removed
- In a large pan, bring water, orange juice and sugar to a boil. Add in cranberries and cinnamon, continue to boil for 5-7 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Once cranberries have all opened, remove from heat and chill covered for three hours. (Sauce will thicken.)