Appetizers Recipes

Cranberry Crostini with Prosciutto and Creamy Port Salut

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Let’s be real, the holidays are HERE but there are tons of apps that can be made year round. One of my favorite combos in the whole world is cheese and some sort of jam – I don’t really discriminate against the flavor [ I do love raspberry, though ] Is there anything better? I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned multiple times on this platform that I could eat a cheese and charcuterie board for dinner any damn day #boujeeAF. This little appetizer is basically a cheese and charcuterie board in one bite. You have crispy bread, creamy port salut cheese, sweet and slightly tart cranberry jam, topped off with a piece of salty prosciutto. That’s hittin’ all the spots if you ask me! Did I mention that it’s insanely easy to make. Perfect for taking to friendsgiving, or having ready on the table for when your guests arrive 10 hours before dinner is ready – YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. These little crostini are also super festive because of the cranberry – duh, so they look cute!

Another thing the cranberry crostini go well with? Wine. All the wine. Red, white, rose, it’s the holidays you guys! I teamed up with some AMAZING bloggers to bring you some INSANE cranberry recipes! They’re all listed below!!

What Annie’s Eating  Cranberry Mojitos

Square Meal Round Table’s Cranberry Orange Streusel Pie

Easy and Delish — Avocado Cranberry Hummus Dip

The Cooking of Joy’s Cranberry Curd Tart

Jessie Sheehan Bakes – Cranberry Buckle

Ciao Chow Bambina – Cranberry Pecan Cracker Spread

Baking The Goods – Cranberry Apple Brown Butter Crumble Pie

Katiebird Bakes – Cranberry Sauce Breakfast Rolls

Crumb Top Baking’s Cranberry Orange Overnight Oatmeal Muffins

The Baking Fairy – Vegan Cranberry Apple Bundt Cake

You Can Live Rich On Less – Cranberry Cherry Tarts

Bappy Girl –

Ronnie Fein – Baked Goat Cheese with Honey Sauce and Cranberries

Lemon Thyme and Ginger – Baked French Toast with Apple Cranberry Compote

Hola Jalapeno – Cranberry Agua Fresca with Mint and Lime

Ronnie Fein – Cranberry Pie with Dried Figs and Cashews

Susannah Chen’s Cranberry Pico de Gallo

Katherine in Brooklyn: Cranberry Cinnamon Buns

Pie Girl Bakes: Dark Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies

Le Petit Eats: Dark Chocolate Tart with Cinnamon Sugared Cranberry

Zestful Kitchen: Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Curd


Cranberry Crostini with Prosciutto & Port Salut

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Jordan Elbaum


Cranberry Compote

  • 1 lb Cramberries usually one bag
  • 1 tbsp Orange Zest
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar


  • 1 French Baguette cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 slices Prosciutto
  • 1 chunk Port Salut


Cranberry Compote

  • In a medium sauce pan combine all ingredients on medium – high heat. Stir to combine. Cover and let cook until most of the cranberries have popped (about 15 minutes) stirring occasionally.


  • Place each slice of bread on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and place in the oven on broil for around 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip them and put them back in for another minute or two. DO NOT WALK AWAY. They will burn in a second.


  • Using a butter knife, take a chunk of port salut and spread it on each slice of bread. Place a teaspoon or so of COOLED cranberry compote on each one. 
  • Cut each piece of prosciutto into 4 pieces. Roll each smaller piece up like a cigar and place on top of the cranberry compote. 
    Optional: top with orange zest

Check out these Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins for dessert!