Have you been planning your holiday menu for weeks? Or…Not so much – still holding out.
Either way, keeping these Mini Goat Cheese Balls on your radar might not be a bad idea. Just saying’. They are truly the definition of Simply Delicious! Simple to make, a delicious combination of holiday flavor & they look festive too! …And as a total bonus they can be prepped ahead of time, or at the last minute if your holding out. Which in our book is always a win for holiday get together prepping! We made ours the day before & enjoyed how the flavors came together even that much more!
- 1 Log (4 oz) Mackenzie Creamery Original Chèvre
- 1/3 cup Pecans, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup Dried Cranberries, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, minced
- 1/4-1/2. tsp. Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp. Butter
In a small skillet lightly toast pecans on medium heat in butter (careful not to burn them, like me on round one)
Add rosemary & brown sugar at the very end for just a few seconds
Let cool before handling
Mix cranberries with the pecan mixture on a small plate
Shape goat cheese into balls, using a half teaspoon or so to shape
Roll each goat cheese ball in the cranberry & pecan mixture
Store goat cheese balls in the refrigerator until ready to serve. We suggest covering them, or storing in a closed container so that they don’t get dry.
This recipe makes about 8-10 mini cheese balls. We wanted these to be easily consumed in one single bite. Feel free to adjust to your liking!