November 23, 2010

... Goat Cheese with Pistachios and Cranberries

The title of this recipe couldn't be more true... goat cheese, pistachios, cranberries.  That's it, folks.  That's it and you have one great - and super easy - appetizer for the holidays.

And its colors couldn't be more perfect for the upcoming season.  So grab three quick ingredients, about five spare minutes and you'll have a great little appetizer to take to your next holiday party.

I tried it out on crackers and it was pretty decent.  Well, let me clairfy.  The cheese mixture was terrific.  The cracker and cheese combo was fine.  I think I'll toast some crostini next time and it'll hit the spot.  

Enjoy your holiday season!

serves 8

2 tablespoons roasted pistachios, chopped
2 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
1 8- to 10-ounce log fresh goat cheese

On a large plate, combine the pistachios and cranberries.

Roll the goat cheese in the fruit and nut mixture to coat.  Serve with crackers or bread.

Note: The cheese can be coated up to 2 days in advance; refrigerate covered.

Taylor's Notes:
I didn't find that rolling the cheese in the mixture really picked up the fruit and nuts quite like I'd hoped, so I ended up just pressing them onto the log.  Worked like a dream - I told you this recipe was easy.  


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