Easy Holiday Appetizer: Warm Goat Cheese Toasts with Walnuts, Rosemary and Honey

By: Jennifer M December 11, 2012 Appetizers 16 Comments
Goat Cheese Toasts with Walnuts, Rosemary and Honey
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I was recently sent a the most wonderful product to try. Nude Bee honey. I love it for all kinds of reasons. First and foremost, it is delicious honey. But beyond that, Nude Bee honey embodies all the things I love my food to be – natural, raw, healthy and local. Nude Bee Honey is a small company, based in Toronto’s Kensington Market. They work with local independent beekeepers to distribute their honey. Their offerings change regularly, based on what is fresh and available. All of their honey is unfiltered and unpasturized. Just pure, beautiful, delicious honey.

If you’re still looking for gift ideas, I think a nice honey is a great gift for just about anyone. Beyond a great product, a portion of the proceeds of their sales goes to the Save Our Bees Campaign. Nude Bee Honey is available in Roots stores across Canada or you can order from their website. If you live in downtown Toronto, they’ll even deliver your honey for free, on a bike!

Goat Cheese Toasts with Walnuts, Rosemary and Honey

I had originally thought I’d use my honey in bread or baking, but once I tasted a spoonful, I really thought it needed to be enjoyed in a dish where it could really shine. So I paired it with warm goat cheese, on toasted baguette slices and topped it with walnuts and rosemary. The honey is lightly warmed and drizzled on the toasts just before eating.

Goat Cheese Toasts with Walnuts, Rosemary and Honey

This is a quick and easy appetizer for the holiday season. You can prepare the baguette slices and goat cheese and refrigerate ahead, then just pop in the oven when you’re ready, sprinkle with toppings and serve. I think these would be nice with pecans or hazelnuts, as well.

Adapted from a Bon Appétit November 2003 recipe | Disclosure: Nude Bee Honey sent me two jars of their honey to try – Wild and Buckwheat. Their Wild honey is featured here. I was under no obligation to write about their product, but it was excellent, so I’m happy to share this quality local and natural product here.

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  1. Liz December 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    This sounds delicious Jennifer! What a great little appetizer to serve over the holidays! Have a great week :)

    • Jennifer M December 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks Liz. They were delicious. (I ate all of these right after I took the pictures ;) You have a great week, too.

  2. Yelle December 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    You pretty much took my three favorite things: nuts, goat cheese, and honey (four if you include bread) and made this delightful little treat.

    • Jennifer M December 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Same Yelle. And all together in one bite they were addicting little treats.

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes December 13, 2012 at 6:36 am

    These definitely make a beautiful and lovely holiday appetizer.

    • Jennifer M December 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

      Thanks so much, Angie.

  4. Sophie December 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Gorgeous! This sounds so tasty!… and simple. I might have to try this for my Christmas dinner party this weekend!…. :)

    • Jennifer M December 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks Sophie. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with warm goat cheese. Have a great weekend and party!

  5. Kelly December 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    These look so delicious…. I am dreaming of the flavour combinations as I feast my eyes on the lovely photos :)

    • Jennifer M December 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks so much, Kelly.

  6. Cubicle December 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Wow those look easy and delicious! I love the combination of the rosemary and the honey…it sounds so interesting. I’ll definitely be bringing this to a holiday gathering this year!

    • Jennifer M December 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      The combination of flavours was so nice. Hope you get a chance to try them.

  7. Melanie April 4, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Just made these, total perfection. Crisp, creamy, sweet and salty. 100% Fabulous!

    • Jennifer M April 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      Glad you enjoyed, Melanie. I make these often just to snack on (can’t wait for a special occasion ;)

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