This Cheerwine Balsamic Crostini recipe tastes delicious and looks fancy, but it’s effortless to make!
These are a perfect appetizer for any gathering but are especially fitting for a festive holiday party. The Cheerwine gives them a rich red color, and the rosemary adds a hint of woodsy evergreen.
It Starts With The Crostini
Crostini are small slices of toasted bread that you can buy pre-made at many stores, or you can easily make your own by slicing a baguette, brushing each side with olive oil, and baking at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until crisp.
Cheerwine Is The Perfect Touch
Cheerwine Syrup can be purchased through Cheerwine’s online store and is such a convenient ingredient to have on hand. You can also use the regular Cheerwine to create the syrup by simmering it for 30 minutes until reduced.
After spreading goat cheese on each crostini, add this Cheerwine balsamic sauce and top with candied walnuts.
You’ll love this festive, unique appetizer using North Carolina’s cherry-flavored soft drink. If you make it, leave us a comment, letting us know your thoughts!
Cheerwine balsamic crostini
- Chop the cherries1 cup frozen pitted cherries
- In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, combine cherries, vinegar, rosemary, and brown sugar2 tbsp balsalmic vinegar, 2 tsp rosemary, 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Bring to a gentle boil while stirring occasionally
- Reduce heat to medium low and allow some of the liquid to reduce-about 5 min.
- Add the Cheerwine syrup and stir to combine. Remove from heat and let cool.1/2 tbsp Cheerwine Syrup
- Evenly spread the goat cheese on the crostini4-6 oz goat cheese, 20 pieces crostinis
- Top with room temperature Cheerwine balsamic sauce
- Top with candied walnuts and garnish with fresh rosemary2 tbsp candied walnuts