A perfect appetizer for your upcoming holiday festivities! The crunchy crostini, whipped ricotta, and toppings make the perfect bite. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Makes: 4 Serving(s) 


  • 1 baguette 
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 cup ricotta 
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped 
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries 
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • salt and pepper to taste 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the baguette into 1/4″ slices. Lay slices flat on a baking sheet and brush with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until golden brown. 

To make the whipped ricotta, add ricotta and fresh chives to a food processor or blender. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Let it blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth. 

Transfer the ricotta mixture to a piping bag or Ziploc bag. If using a Ziploc, cut a small piece of one of the bottom corners for a makeshift piping bag. 

Once the bread has cooled, pipe the whipped ricotta onto each piece. Top with a few dried cranberries, chopped pecans, a drizzle of honey, and extra chopped chives (optional). Enjoy! 

Emilee Hudsmith McKinney is a recipe developer, workout enthusiast, and creator of Take Off For Good seasonings. To learn more, visit @takeoffforgood on Instagram, or Takeoffforgood.com