Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini, an elegant appetizer to serve for any party! Spread the goat cheese on warm crostini, and use your favorite preserves!

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Friends, now that it’s spring and Easter week, I just love that “love and newness of life is in the air”! There are so many ways to reach out to show love those around us.


Enjoy this Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini for any appetizer or holiday treat. You may love this simple Apple Goat Cheese Crostini Appetizer, or Easy Meatball Crostini Appetizer!

But first, what is crostini?

Crostini are sliced and toasted small, finer-textured bread, more like a white bread baguette. They’re super easy to make. Just watch the video above!

Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini

Sometimes we may feel so busy, the space in our lives for big efforts like hosting big parties and such just isn’t there. I know, I’ve been there before many times. But I still make room for simple living and hosting, which for me becomes a daily rhythm of reaching out to others.

I think about others who say, “hospitality is not my gift.” I get it, but I do believe we are all called to be hospitable, in whatever way that is.

Ingredients for Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini

All you need is a small, fresh baguette cut into 12 slices. Then simple ingredients like olive oil, kosher salt, goat cheese, and marmalade jam. Or, you can use your favorite preserves. Honey is great, too, if you don’t have a good quality jam. Also needed is prosciutto and fresh arugula leaves!

Optional is a balsamic glaze (or you can use balsamic vinegar and good quality olive oil). 

How to make Goat Cheese Crostini

  1. Slice twelve 1/2-inch slices of bread from the baguette. You can make these as thin or thick as you want.
  2. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet, and brush generously with the olive oil. Next, sprinkle a little salt on each slice.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until crisp and slightly golden. 
  4. On the warm bread, spread a small amount of goat cheese and a tablespoon of marmalade or honey.
  5. Fold prosciutto and place on top of each crostini, next laying down arugula leaves!

It’s the best flavor/combination for an appetizer, any time of year! One of our favorites!

Quiet hospitality

I was sharing a few years ago a story about a “quiet hospitality.”

Hospitality for me has become very quiet at times, like the other day when I hosted my 2 friends who have known me for over 30 years. One friend is 71, the other 69. I cherish and love these ladies. When we get together, it’s like a day never passed, in between the quiet months of not being in touch with one another.

Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini

We got together for lunch at my house and I served a healthy salad, and made a small plate of this yummy Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini.

Quiet hospitality can also be as quiet as sitting with a cup of tea and reading a book (learning and growing, so you have more to give out), or calling a friend and chatting on the phone.

For me, I love to go out to lunch or have a few friends over. All you need is a couple hours to catch up on life (and feel loved) :)

My mother showed me this, in the way she lived her life.

It’s quiet, beautiful, soulful, and …

Enjoy this easy appetizer this week for Easter, Friends!

Don’t forget the balsamic glaze or drizzle!

Happy Hosting!

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Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 slices
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  • 1 fresh baguette, cut into 12 slices
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt or kosher salt
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, plain, at room temperature
  • 12 tablespoons marmalade, or honey
  • 6 slices prosciutto, each cut in half
  • 12 fresh arugula leaves
  • balsamic vinegar and oil or balsamic glaze


  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Slice twelve 1/2-inch slices of bread from the baguette. Place on a baking sheet, and brush generously with the olive oil. Sprinkle a little salt on each slice.  Bake for about 10 minutes, or until crisp and slightly golden.  Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  • Spread some goat cheese on each crostini. Spread about a tablespoon marmalade or honey on top of the goat cheese.
  • Fold the half slices of prosciutto and place on top of each crostini.
  • Lay a fresh arugula leaf on top of each crostini. Serve!


Originally posted FEB 2016
Course: Appetizer
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