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These whipped goat cheese crostini are topped with stewed California Prunes, walnuts, and thyme for an easy appetizer or snack idea. The recipe is sweet, savoury, vegetarian, and absolutely delicious!

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Are you looking for a simple, nutritious appetizer or snack idea? You’ve come to the right place! These whipped goat cheese crostini are topped with juicy California Prunes, crunchy walnuts, and a pinch of fresh thyme. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and savoury and all you need are 8 ingredients to make it.

As a dietitian, I absolutely love how California Prunes are such a tasty way to pack in a ton of nutrition benefits. They’re a super versatile ingredient that you can keep in your pantry and add to protein dishes, grain bowls, salads, breakfasts, or snacks. I love eating them on their own, too!

Stewing prunes helps to bring out even more of their soft, juicy texture and sweetness – I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

PS. If you want more nutrition information and delicious prune recipe ideas, head over to californiaprunes.ca!

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California Prune Nutrition & Health Benefits

California Prunes are a source of potassium, vitamin K, and polyphenols which work together to promote optimal bone health.

In addition to supporting the health of our bones, California Prunes are also a great food choice to promote digestive health! A single serving (4-5 prunes) has 3 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, which collectively help to promote healthy gut bacteria.

Finally, California Prunes are a lower Glycemic Index (GI) fruit, meaning their naturally-occurring sugars and carbohydrates are more slowly digested and absorbed. In turn, this contributes to more stable blood sugar levels and steady energy.

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this easy appetizer recipe are 8 simple ingredients:

  • California Prunes
  • goat cheese
  • plain Greek yogurt
  • olive oil
  • black pepper
  • fresh baguette
  • raw walnuts
  • thyme

Full ingredient measurements and detailed recipe instructions located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Tips For Serving This Recipe

  1. If you’re making this recipe for a party, I’d recommend making the whipped goat cheese and stewed prunes a couple hours to one day in advance. I would prepare the crostini right before serving to maintain freshness.
  2. Be sure to keep the whipped goat cheese and stewed prunes in separate containers before serving, and keep them in the fridge! Having these toppings chilled is essential, or else the whipped goat cheese will start to melt/get very runny.
  3. You can serve this recipe as crostini (as directed), or if you’re feeling a little lazy simply toast the baguette slices in the toaster (without the olive oil).
  4. You could also serve the whipped goat cheese as a dip and have your guests add the toppings as they’re eating them. Just have everything arranged in separate bowls to make things easier!
  5. If you don’t have a party to go to, but want to make this recipe anyway – simply enjoy it as an open-faced toast 🙂

What To Do With Leftovers

If you have any leftovers of this recipe, simply store the whipped goat cheese and stewed prunes in separate airtight containers in the fridge. They should each stay fresh for about 5 days.

TIP: The stewed California Prunes can be used in a variety of ways! Feel free to try them over oatmeal, chia pudding, nut butter toast, waffles, pancakes, etc.

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These whipped goat cheese crostini are topped with stewed California Prunes, walnuts, and thyme for an easy appetizer or snack idea. The recipe is sweet, savoury, vegetarian, and absolutely delicious!
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Ingredients

Stewed Prunes:

  • 1 cup California Prunes, pitted (roughly 24-30 pieces)
  • 1.5 cups water

Whipped Goat Cheese:

  • Approx. 200 grams plain goat cheese (~7 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Black pepper, to taste

Crostini:

  • 1 baguette
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh thyme

Instructions

  • Add California Prunes and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. When done, remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes before refrigerating.
  • Meanwhile, add goat cheese, greek yogurt, olive oil, and black pepper to a food processor. Blend ingredients together for a few minutes until smooth, scraping down with a spatula as needed. Transfer to the fridge and chill for at least 60 minutes.
  • When you're ready to serve this recipe, preheat the oven to 400F. Cut the baguette into small pieces and brush both sides with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet and transfer to the middle rack of the oven. Bake for about 6 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Spread whipped goat cheese on top of the bread slices. Top with stewed California Prunes – I sliced them in half and added 2 halves to each slice of bread. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and fresh thyme. Serve + enjoy!

Notes

*SERVING TIPS:
  • If you’re making this recipe for a party, I’d recommend making the whipped goat cheese and stewed prunes a couple hours to one day in advance. I would prepare the crostini right before serving to maintain freshness.
  • Be sure to keep the whipped goat cheese and stewed California Prunes in separate containers before serving, and keep them in the fridge! Having these toppings chilled is essential, or else the whipped goat cheese will start to melt/get very runny.
  • You can serve this recipe as crostini (as directed), or if you’re feeling a little lazy simply toast the baguette slices in the toaster (without the olive oil).
  • You could also serve the whipped goat cheese as a dip and have your guests add the toppings as they’re eating them. Just have everything arranged in separate bowls to make things easier!
  • If you don’t have a party to go to, but want to make this recipe anyway – simply enjoy it as an open-faced toast 🙂
 
*LEFTOVERS:
  • If you have any leftovers of this recipe, simply store the whipped goat cheese and stewed prunes in separate airtight containers in the fridge. They should each stay fresh for about 5 days.
  • The stewed California Prunes can be used in a variety of ways! Feel free to try them over oatmeal, chia pudding, nut butter toast, waffles, pancakes, etc. The whipped goat cheese makes a great sandwich spread, too!

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