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Pomegranate Crostini Recipe

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This Pomegranate Crostini Recipe is made with homemade baguettes topped with cream cheese that is lightly sweetened with honey and pomegranate arils. It’s a simple and delicious festive holiday appetizer.

Slice of whole wheat bread topped with cream cheese and pomegranate arils.

The baguettes are packed with whole-grain goodness. They are made with Hodgson Mill’s White Whole Wheat Flour, Organic All-Purpose Naturally White Flour, and Flax Seeds. (I used Hodgson Mill’s yeast which is designed to use with whole grains which are naturally heavier.)

Bags of white whole wheat flour, organic white flour, and milled flax seed.

These baguettes are also made with flax seeds which are high in fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids and are often used to aid in digestive health.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups warm water divided
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 packet Hodgson Mill Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups Hodgson Mill Unbleached All-Purpose White Flour
  • 1¾ cups Hodgson Mill White Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ cup Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed
  • 1½ teaspoon salt

Topping

  • 8-ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pomegranate arils
  • additional honey optional

Instructions

Combine ¼ cup warm water, 2 tablespoon honey and yeast in bread machine well and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add remaining water, olive oil, white flour, whole wheat flour, flax seed and salt. Program bread machine for “dough” cycle.

Upon completion of the cycle, remove the dough from the bread machine and divide it in half.

Shape each half into an oval shape and roll into 14″ logs. Slash the top of each loaf about ¼ inch deep on a diagonal 3-4 times lengthwise. Spray loaves with nonstick cooking spray.

Unbaked French baguettes on a baking stone.

Allow the loaves to rise in a warm place for 30-45 minutes. (I heat my oven to about 150 degrees, then turn it off, and place the dough inside to rise.)

Baking time

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake loaves for 20 minutes or until done.

Allow loaves to cool. Cut the bread on the bias into ½ inch slices, discarding one inch pieces at each end.

Making Crostini

Layer slices flat on a baking sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp.

Allow slices to cool for approximately 5 minutes.

Combine cream cheese and 1 tablespoon honey. Spread on top of slices and sprinkle with pomegranate arils.

Drizzle with additional honey, if desired.

If you don’t have a bread machine, don’t worry. You can adapt the recipe.

pomegranate crostini

Pomegranate Crostini

Made with a fresh baguette, cream cheese, and pomegranate arils, this crostini is a tasty and beautiful treat.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • cups warm water divided
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 packet Hodgson Mill Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups Hodgson Mill Unbleached All-Purpose White Flour
  • cups Hodgson Mill White Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¼ cup Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed
  • tsp salt

Topping

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • pomegranate arils
  • additional honey optional

Instructions

  • Combine ¼ cup warm water, 2 Tbsp honey and yeast in bread machine well and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining water, olive oil, white flour, whole wheat flour, flax seed and salt. Program bread machine for “dough” cycle.
  • Upon completion of cycle, remove dough from bread machine and divide in half.
  • Shape each half into oval shape and roll into 14″ logs. Slash the top of each loaf about ¼ inch deep on a diagonal 3-4 times lengthwise. Spray loaves with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Allow to rise in a warm place 30-45 minutes. (I heat my oven to about 150 degrees, then turn it off, and place the dough inside to rise.)
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake loaves for 20 minutes or until done.
  • Allow loaves to cool. Cut the bread on the bias into ½ inch slices, discarding one inch pieces at each end.
  • Layer slices flat on baking sheet and bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp.
  • Allow slices to cool for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Combine cream cheese and 1 Tbsp honey. Spread on top of slices and sprinkle with pomegranate arils.
  • Drizzle with honey, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/12 | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 357mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g
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Pomegranate Crostini on a white serving platter.

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