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Persimmon Goat Cheese Walnut Crostini with Honey

Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey topped with juicy ripe persimmon and Candied Walnuts. Sweet, salty, crispy, crunchy and chewy, these make a tasty persimmon appetizer for the holidays.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese crostini recipe, goat cheese crostini, honey goat cheese crostini, persimmon appetizer recipe, persimmon appetizers, walnut cheese crostini
Author: Maria Doss


  • 1 baguette, cut into ½-inch thick slices
  • 5 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large ripe Fuyu persimmons, peeled and sliced
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • 1 recipe candied walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F with the oven rack positioned in the middle. Have a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Stir together honey and butter in a medium bowl, until evenly combined. 
    Spread honey-butter on one side of each baguette slice and place (buttered side up) on the prepared baking sheet (in a single layer).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until toasted (golden in the middle and darker around the edges). Keep a close eye during the last couple of minutes, so that it doesn't get burned.
  • Place baking sheet on a wire rack to cool completely.
    Toasted baguette can be made several hours ahead and stored in an air tight container.

Assemble crostini

  • Spread some goat cheese on top of each baguette slice. Top with a few slices of persimmon and candied walnuts ( you can leave the candied walnuts whole or chop them). Serve immediately.


Persimmon– Use Fuyu variety. Select ripe ( not too squishy) fruits.
Goat cheese need to be at room temperature. It makes it easier to spread helps in making the caramel walnuts and persimmon to stay intact. 
Salted butter is key – The salt elevates the honey toasted baguette. If you are using unsalted butter, then add ⅛ teaspoon salt to the honey butter. A good quality butter if possible.
You could choose to chop the candied walnuts and sprinkle or leave them whole. (We left them whole for photography purposes)