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Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log

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Are you surviving the Holidays? Why are they all packed into a 3 month period? Halloween, Thanksgiving, ḤanukkahChristmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s…..all in a row! Well luckily for you {and me} this Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log is a quick and easy appetizer recipe that will impress your guests without causing you any additional stress!

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log served with crackers makes the perfect holiday appetizer! cookingwithcurls.com

Princess Cassi came home for Christmas, and started telling me about all of the delicious foods that she has been eating in Florida. Florida is much more diverse than Iowa!! She created a holiday gift basket for her boyfriend’s parents that included Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log, liver pâté, and crackers that sounded wonderful……so I knew that I had to recreate it myself…..

Serve this delicious Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log at your next party and your guests will love you! cookingwithcurls.com

You start by going to the store to purchase a 10 ounce goat cheese log, pecans, pistachios, and dried cranberries. If you do not already have ground ginger and turbinado sugar in your pantry, you better buy those as well. 😉

How to make a Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log:

Add the toasted pecans, pistachios, cranberries, sugar and ginger in the bowl of your food processor…..

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Attach the lid, and PULSE until the mixture is finely chopped, but not pulverized into nut butter…..

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Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on your work surface and pour the nut mixture on top…..

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Place the goat cheese log on top of the nut mixture…..

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Lift the plastic wrap and roll the cheese log over the nut mixture to completely cover…..

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Pat the excess mixture over the cheese log to fill in the blank spots if needed. Wrap in the plastic wrap until ready to serve, or serve immediately…..

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If you chill your Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log first, remember to pull it out of the refrigerator 15 minutes ahead of time to soften…..

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log is easy to make and a hit at any party! cookingwithcurls.com

The red and green colors make it perfect for Christmas. The cranberries and nuts make it perfect for Thanksgiving, and it’s pretty enough for New Year’s! Personally, I think it would also be great for game day. 😉

I served mine with an assortment of crackers and pretzel crisps, but bagel chips or thin slices of French bread would also be amazing!

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log needs crackers! cookingwithcurls.com

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Enjoy!!

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log served with crackers makes the perfect holiday appetizer! cookingwithcurls.com

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log served with crackers makes the perfect holiday appetizer!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Keyword: goat, cheese, pecans, pistachios, cranberries, appetizer, party, food, recipe
Chilling Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 10 ounce goat cheese log I used Ile de France chèvre
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup toasted pecans
  • ½ cup pistachios shelled
  • 2 Tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • crackers for serving

Instructions

  • Place pecans, pistachios, cranberries, sugar, and ginger in the bowl of your Stack and Snap Food Processor.
  • Cover with lid and PULSE to chop ingredients to desired size.
  • Place a sheet of plastic wrap on work surface and sprinkle with nut mixture.
  • Place goat cheese log on edge of nuts mixture and roll to completely cover.
  • Wrap in the plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Remove 15 minutes before needed so cheese can soften.
  • Serve with assorted crackers.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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12 Comments

  1. This cheese log sounds delicious with the combination of nuts and cranberries, Lisa! Appetizers like this are so simple and festive, and some of my favorite to eat! Pinned. 🙂

  2. So easy – and that Hamilton Beach Food Processor makes this look like a breeze to throw together! I can’t wait to try this at one of our get-togethers this year!

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