Raisin Fruit Bruschetta is the perfect holiday bruschetta recipe that comes together in minutes. It’s easy enough to make with kids, and provides fresh fruit, like raisins and pomegranate seeds.
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One of my favorite parts of the holidays is the time spent in the kitchen, making family recipes and holiday favorites to enjoy with loved ones. Food has so much nostalgic value tied to it, and it seems even more special during the holidays.
This holiday season will likely look different for the majority of us. Whether that means less travel, no travel at all, or smaller gatherings, it may not be the same as what we’re used to. And with that, we’ll probably be spending more time at home.
So, how can we get creative at home to make the holidays seem special? Making the holidays special doesn’t require a huge overhaul. It can be simple and non-stressful!
According to research, more people have started cooking and baking as a result of COVID-19. In some respects, I think this is a positive thing. Home cooked meals are a great way to enjoy special time with family and friends, and also gain confidence and enjoyment through cooking with family members.
Over the past 8 months, I’ve spent the most time with Camryn in the kitchen than ever, simply because we were always here. Her favorite activity is going grocery shopping with mommy, and picking out her favorite foods.
Having her help me in the kitchen makes cooking and baking so much more enjoyable, and less of a “task,” but it also piques her interest in trying new foods and recipes since she had a stake in helping them come together.
She may not remember these times, but I sure will. And rather than seeing the holiday preparation as a stressful, chaotic time (which, let’s admit, while the holidays are enjoyable, they are usually quite stressful), I think this year poses a great opportunity to just relax and take some of the stress away. To slow down a bit.
Most of us (myself included) can use reminders to slow down. And keeping things simple can be a great way to “pull off the holidays,” while allowing you more special time to spend with family and loved ones.
What You Need For Fruit Bruschetta
- Sun-Maid raisins
- Pomegranate aerils
- Greek yogurt or goat cheese
- French bread
Who doesn’t remember Sun-Maid raisins from their childhood? Raisins really make this recipe, both for their taste and nutrition (zero grams added sugars). And Sun-Maid has kept up with the times – since snacking habits and choices have changed, Sun-Maid has evolved to offer better snacking solutions for all cravings and occasions.
How To Make This Raisin Appetizer
This easy no bake holiday appetizer is as easy as it sounds – no baking, thawing, or cooking involved. And minimal cutting in this fresh fruit appetizer recipe.
You can have it ready in minutes, which is why it’s great for a last minute holiday fruit appetizer idea, yet it makes you seem like you’re “pulling off the holidays” with ease.
Just cut your French bread into “Coin” shapes, top with your spread of choice (we like Greek yogurt), and add your raisins and pomegranate seeds.
Not into Greek yogurt? A fruit and goat cheese bruschetta is also delicious! I love topping with honey as well, but you could also try a honey reduction.
How To Include Kids and Family Members In Holiday Appetizer Preparation
Including kids in the preparation of this holiday bruschetta appetizer will help make lasting memories for all involved.
- Let them decorate the bruschetta with toppings
- Have them spread the yogurt or goat cheese with a spatula
- Older kids may be able to help cut the bread (these kid-friendly knives are wonderful)
- Take them to the grocery store with you to pick out ingredients
- Let them sprinkle the mint garnish on top
Even simply talking to your kids while you assemble this holiday bruschetta is a positive thing to do.
Why Raisin Fruit Bruschetta is Healthy and Holiday Friendly
This fruit bruschetta is made with whole fruits, offering fiber, antioxidants and micronutrients. Sun-Maid raisins are whole fruits, have 0g added sugars, and are naturally sweet. They are also incredibly versatile and make for a perfect chewy topping or stand alone snack.
Lastly, don’t forget to use this extra time in the kitchen for making memories! I remember making my mom’s famous green bean casserole with my mom in the kitchen growing up.
Similarly, I remember her serving us Sun-Maid raisins before holiday meals when we were all hungry and ready to eat. I love that Sun-Maid has stayed true to its roots through their commitment to whole-fruit products that suit both children and parents, alike.
I hope this raisin fruit bruschetta inspires you to simplify the holidays a bit this year and focus on the family around you and the memories you can create.
- 1 French baguette, sliced into 2 inch oval shapes
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup Sun-Maid raisins
- 1/3 cup Pomegranate arils
- 1 stalk Celery, diced
- 2 tbsp honey (optional)
- mint garnish (optional)
- Slice your baguette into 2 inch oval shapes
- Add a layer of Greek yogurt on each slice
- Top with Sun-Maid raisins, pomegranate arils, and diced celery
- Top with a drizzle of honey and a garnish of mint
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g