5-Ingredient Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log Appetizer For the Holidays

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Step away from those dull and predictable appetizers this Holiday season and wow your guests with this fabulous Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log. Ready to go in just 15 minutes with no cooking required and using just 5 tantalizing ingredients.

This post is part of Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) – a series of festive recipes, crafts, printables, and more on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

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Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

If you’re looking for an appetizer that’s a showstopper but doesn’t take too much time to make, this Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log is the perfect solution!

With only five ingredients and no cooking required, it’s easy enough for even beginner cooks to make and delicious enough to impress your guests at holiday parties or potlucks.





It tastes like the holidays in every bite with the tart cranberries and crunchy pecans covering the creamy goat cheese center, while honey provides sweetness.


The Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays! You can check out Create the Holidays from 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016201520142013 and 2012  for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!

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Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log Ingredients

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log Recipe

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Recipe for Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Log

Recipe Tips

  • For a larger appetizer, use an 8-oz. goat cheese log, one-and-a-half tablespoons finely chopped rosemary, and 1/3 cup each pecans and dried cranberries.

How Do I Make Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How To Make A Cranberry Pecan Cheese Log

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log Appetizer

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Step away from those dull and predictable appetizers this Holiday season and wow your guests with this fabulous Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Log.

Ingredients

  • ¼ pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 (4-oz/100g) goat cheese log
  • 3 Tbsp honey, divided
  • Crackers or crostini, to serve

Instructions

  1. Combine chopped pecans, rosemary leaves, and cranberries in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

    Cheese Log Ingredients

    Combining Topping Ingredients Together
  2. Place the goat cheese log in a rimmed bowl and drizzle 2 tablespoons of honey, on top. Turn the cheese log while spreading the honey evenly across the entire surface with clean fingers.

    Adding Honey to Cheese Log
  3. Sprinkle the chopped pecan mixture across the top of the honey-covered cheese log and gently press into the surface until the entire log is evenly coated.

    Adding Topping to Cheese Log
  4. Drizzle the remaining honey on a small serving platter or round plate as shown to hold the cheese log in place. Position the goat cheese in the center and sprinkle any remaining cranberry-pecan mixture around it.

    Plating Up the Cheese Log

    Cheese Log Close Up
  5. Serve immediately with your choice of crackers or crostini. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • For a larger appetizer, use an 8-oz. goat cheese log, one-and-a-half tablespoons finely chopped rosemary, and 1/3 cup each pecans and dried cranberries.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 4g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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