Sweet and Savory Raisin Walnut Crostini

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

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.


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