Sweet and Savory Raisin Walnut Crostini

  • Yield 36 pieces
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 5 minutes

An easy appetizer featuring raisins and toasted walnuts.

The rich sweetness of California Raisin and the nuttiness of toasted walnuts along with a touch of citrus combine to make this easy and nutritious appetizer perfect for a party or just a wonderful treat for yourself.


1 cup California Raisins
1/2 cup toasted walnuts
3 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon finely grated clementine or orange rind
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
36 pieces thinly sliced baguette, toasted


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine California Raisins, toasted walnuts, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper and citrus rind. Process until a thick paste forms and nuts are finely chopped.
  2. Preheat broiler to high. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon raisin spread on toasted baguette and top with ½ teaspoon crumbled goat cheese.
  4. Broil until goat cheese is slightly melted and raisin mixture is warm,  4 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately.



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