Friday, November 27, 2009

Great Holiday Appetizer


My aunt is a great cook but she doesn't have a ton of time so she's always coming up with recipes that are super quick to prepare but very good. She served this appetizer at her house a few weeks ago and I loved it so much that I made it for Thanksgiving day. It was a hit. I also love the presentation and think it's perfect for the holidays.

Jadine's Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread

2 packages of plain goat cheese
1 container "Cranberry Celebration" (available in the specialty cheese section at QFC)
3 T Grand Marnier
pinch or two of cayenne pepper
lots of freshly ground black pepper
herbs for garnish (I used oregano)
french baguette, sliced

Put goat cheese packages in the freezer for 10 minutes. Wile you're waiting, put cranberry sauce in a bowl and mix with Grand Marnier, pepper and cayenne pepper. Remove goat cheese and slice into 1/4 inch coins. I like to use an old school egg slicer like the one shown below. It makes perfect little coins. Put coins on a platter and cover with sauce. Garnish with something green and serve with baguette.


e.e. said...

yum - i have leftover homemade cranberry compote that i am going to try this with - thanks!

Colleen Terpening said...

I love that you always post comments! So few people do and I love it. Thank you!

There is pineapple and walnuts in the cranberry celebration so you could always add a bit of those items. Not sure you need the pineapple but the nuts are good.