Baked Goat Cheese Roasted Cranberry Appetizer

Preparation 15 min
Cook Time 36 min
Total Time 0:51

This fancy baked goat cheese roasted cranberry appetizer recipe is easier to make than it looks! It is the perfect appetizer for holiday gatherings like Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 10 ounces goat cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 6 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and pour the almonds into a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and honey. Add the cranberries and thyme to the bowl and stir until they are covered by the liquid. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  3. On a cutting board, chop up the almonds. Set aside 1/2 tablespoon chopped almonds and roll the goat cheese in the remaining almonds. Use your hands to mix the almonds into the goat cheese and form the goat cheese into a disc. Place the goat cheese in the center of a pie plate.
  4. Pour the cranberry mixture around the cheese. Sprinkle the set aside almonds on top of the goat cheese.
  5. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot with crackers or bread.

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