Slice baguette into ten 1/2 inch slices. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and salt. Bake on foil lined baking sheet for 10 minutes until crisp.
Chop grape tomatoes, and mix with olive oil, chili pepper flakes, dried basil, and salt and pepper. Top crostini slices with grape tomato bruschetta. Serve immediately.
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Cut each Brussels sprout in half, for a total of 10 pieces. Cut bacon strips in half, for a total of 10 pieces.
Roll each sprout in the bacon, placing the seam down on a foil lined baking sheet. (You can use the same baking sheet as the crostini.) Bake for about 25 minutes, until bacon is crispy. Serve immediately.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates
Cut pitted dates in half. Stuff each date with about 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese.
Place on platter and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. (If desired, place in oven for 5 minutes to melt cheese.) Serve immediately.
The goat stuffed dates and bruschetta can be made up to 2-3 days before your party, so you save on prep time.
3 Easy Appetizers to Make for Your Holiday Party
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Total Carbohydrates 9g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.