Holiday bison crostini with cranberry balsamic glaze AND a dollop of whipped ricotta cheese will be THE appetizer for this Christmas!
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Today I am partnering up again with my friends from The Honest Bison! They truly have some of the best quality cuts of meat I have ever tried. NOT JUST SAYING THAT.
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These crostinis could not be easier to throw together an hour before your guests arrive!
The bison tenderloin tips come already diced in small pieces- means less work for me!
In addition to being awesome-sauced and lovingly tossed in my favorite winter-holiday flavors; the bison tenderloin tips and it's clingy cranberry balsamic glaze pair perfectly sitting on top of a cool pillow of whipped ricotta and a crisp satisfying crunch of freshly toasted bread. And a little garnish of pomegranate arils and mint? You just upped your appetizer game 100%.
Fresh (or frozen) cranberries break down in the balsamic glaze. Dates are what I used as a natural sweetener in this glaze. I am not too much of a fan of super sweet anything and this sauce is just the touch of sweet that elevates the bison to new heights.
While the glaze reduces to a thick shiny dream sauce (sigh), the bison is simply seasoned with salt and pepper and sauteed in a skillet.
Then pulse the ricotta in a food processor or blender, toast the bread, toss the bison in the glaze,and DONE.
So easy, yet can impress any guest with this delicious holiday appetizer.
FUN FACT: I brought these in to work the next day, one of my friends who has never even tried bison was addicted! She said she kept sneaking more from the fridge! Also, it's husband approved as he was annoyed that I shared it 😉
For more bison recipes (with the help of The Honest Bison): See below!
And the perfect drink to go with these? May I suggest the Pomegranate Orange Mocktails?Print