This Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log is the perfect holiday appetizer. Not only is it quick and easy, but it's delicious too. The overall appearance is festive and impressive!
Sometimes you need a simple appetizer that you can throw together in a matter of minutes, whether for an impromptu event or you are crunched for time. This cranberry pecan goat cheese log comes together in just five minutes! It is made with simple ingredients and accompanies anything from crackers to sliced fruit.
This easy cranberry pecan goat cheese log is a deliciously easy appetizer that is perfect for the holidays. Its simplicity is what makes this goat cheese recipe so satisfying. The honey drizzled on top is the piece of resistance. You're going to love this easy holiday appetizer!
- (1) 4 oz Goat Cheese Log
- Unsalted Pecans, chopped
- Dried Cranberries, chopped
- Honey, for drizzling
See the recipe card for ingredient quantities.
The first thing you will want to do is chop the pecans and cranberries into small pieces. Allow the goat cheese to come to room temperature for better adherence.
- Lay out a piece of wax or parchment paper. Spread the chopped pecans and dried cranberries out onto the paper.
- With gentle pressure, roll the goat cheese over the chopped nuts and fruit, pulling up the paper if needed to assist in the coating.
- Continue this process until the entire cheese log is covered. Serve immediately or chill until service.
- For Service: Place onto desired serving tray and drizzle with honey. Serve with crackers or sliced fruit. *See below for more serving suggestions.
What to Serve with a Goat Cheese Log
While the options are endless, here are a few suggestions for what to pair with this easy holiday appetizer:
- Pretzels or Pretzel Thins
- Pita Chips
- Sliced Fruit or Vegetables
- Toasted Bread - It doesn't have to be reserved as an appetizer. This goat cheese recipe makes an excellent smear for toast.
Frequently Asked Questions
While this recipe is designed around the texture and shape of goat cheese, you can replace this cheese if desired. A creamy cheese like cream cheese would work well. However, you will have to shape the cream cheese to roll it in the toppings.
If properly stored, it will last for about 5 -7 days. Store in an airtight container or wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Store it in the refrigerator.
Yes, you can make this goat cheese appetizer in advance. However, I suggest making it the day of or the day before for the best results. Do not drizzle with honey until service.
The answer is yes, but the texture and consistency will suffer slightly. So, I do suggest against freezing this item.
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Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log
- 4 oz goat cheese log room temperature
- ¼ cup pecans chopped
- ¼ cup dried cranberries chopped
- honey for drizzling, as needed
- Layout a piece of wax or parchment paper. Spread the chopped pecans and cranberries out onto the paper. With gentle pressure, roll the goat cheese over the chopped nuts and fruit, pulling up the paper if needed to assist in the coating. Continue this process until the entire goat cheese log is covered.
- Serve immediately or chill until service.
- For Service: Place onto desired serving tray and drizzle with honey, if desired. Serve with crackers or sliced fruit.
- You may have extra chopped nuts and cranberries after rolling the cheese.
- See the post for more serving suggestions.