Baked Goat Cheese with Cranberries and Pistachios
With only four simple ingredients, this baked goat cheese with cranberries and pistachios is a simple yet delicious appetizer! Sweet, salty and perfectly creamy, it’s a must for the holidays. Gluten free and vegetarian.
Note: This recipe is NOT dairy free. It was published before Cook Nourish Bliss transitioned to dairy free recipes and remains popular with long time readers.
Let’s take a quick break from all the sweet desserts (and breakfast) dishes I’ve shared with you lately and instead talk about an easy appetizer for all those upcoming holiday parties and gatherings.
Say hello to this baked goat cheese log. It has become one of my new favorite appetizers because it is so so simple and can be thrown together in a flash.
And the best part? It is delicious. I made this for Thanksgiving and we completely devoured the whole thing in no time.
This appetizer requires only four ingredients. Four. Well five, if you count the crackers for serving. But still.
You roll a goat cheese log in chopped cranberries and pistachios, drizzle with a touch of honey and then bake for a few minutes. Done and done.
And it’s delicious…. can I mention that again? Warm and easy to spread goat cheese packed with a little sweetness and crunch.
Additional Appetizer Recipes You Might Enjoy:
- Pear and Walnut Goat Cheese Tart
- Spinach Artichoke Hummus
- Everything Spinach Chickpea Dip
- Rosemary and Gruyere Crisps
- Spiced Rosemary and Thyme Nuts
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- 3 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
- 3 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) log goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon honey
- crackers of choice, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a shallow dish, combine the pistachios and cranberries. Roll the goat cheese log in the mixture, using your fingers to gently press the pistachios and cranberries into the cheese (so they stick to the log).
- Transfer the log to the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the honey.
- Bake for about 7 to 9 minutes, until the cheese is soft. Watch the cheese carefully while baking - if you bake it for too long it will be a melted gooey mess (although it will still taste good!).
- Transfer the baked log to a serving dish. Serve immediately with crackers.
Adapted from Real Simple
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 6g
Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.