Chestnut Prosciutto Cranberry Flatbread

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This Chestnut Prosciutto Cranberry Flatbread with goat cheese, smoked cheddar, and brie is a quick, festive, and delicious meal; perfect for Christmas brunch, lunch or as an appetizer. 

Chestnut Prosciutto Cranberry Flatbread

Hey, everyone! I wasn’t going to post this recipe until tomorrow evening, but apparently, we’re stuck with some nasty weather (Let’s count: rain, snow, gust winds up to 60 km). So I’ve decided it’s a good time for some mulled wine. And since we don’t have any wine, I didn’t have any choice but publish this Chestnut Prosciutto Cranberry Flatbread. After all, it’s filling, comforting, and very delicious. Besides, it’s festive too. Don’t you think that Christmas pizza exists? I hope you change your opinion today. Let’s be honest: I hope you did change it last week when I shared this Roasted Turkey Cranberry Brie Flatbread. But you probably changed your mind last year if you saw this Lingonberry Brie Flatbread Pizza. You see: it exists!

I am super excited about the Christmas season, but this year I am doing it differently. While previous years I would share lots of sweets, this November and December are going to be about savoury things. There are two reasons for doing this. First of all, I’ve challenged myself. Obviously, it’s easy to create a million sweet recipes every year. On the other hand, that’s not that simple to come up with savoury ideas which would look and taste festive.

The second reason is that a food blogger’s life isn’t that easy during the Christmas season: lots of cooking and sampling. I believe that most of the food bloggers start this season a month ahead or so. I am also jealous of folks with a strong willpower who can eat only a couple of cookies per day (Do these people exist, though?) Myself? Well, does an entire baking sheet count as one cookie? If yes, we’re good then. Needless to say, I always end up having a couple of extra pounds each year after Christmas. And while I don’t see this as the end of the world, my metabolism rates are slowing down, so it’s getting harder and harder to get rid of those extra pounds.

Decision? I am focusing on savoury food this season. Nope, it’s not healthy and light at all; most of these recipes contain lots of cheese and other rich ingredients. However, somehow this works for my guilt center. It works for my scales too (so far).

Don’t get this wrong, my friends – I am not giving up on cookies (You can relax, Kelsie!) and other deliciousness this year. I am going to have all the cookies and eggnog around Christmas. Also, you will see at least three desserts in December (there will be even a cake!)The trick is that I am almost done with the recipes for the blog meaning I am going to make only one or two savoury dishes. After that, I can all concentrate on making and enjoying one dessert per weekend (Previous years I always was stressed out due to time issues, and I would make up to 4 recipes each weekend!)

Did I bore you, my friends? Sorry about that! Let’s go back to this scrumptious Chestnut Prosciutto Cranberry Flatbread for a second. Proscuitto, smoked cheddar, brie, goat cheese, chestnuts (Hello nice gentleman named David who almost ruined my surprise by wondering if chestnuts would be a good addition), and cranberry sauce…what’s not to like about this flatbread?

As you can see, I used cooked chestnuts from the package, but I don’t think anyone will judge me. After all, Christmas is not  about cooking all day along, right?

Cheers for now.

(And I promise a sweet recipe next week).

9 thoughts on “Chestnut Prosciutto Cranberry Flatbread

  1. says:

    What a great meal. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with Pizza at Christmas. In fact my Lynne would be happy if there was pizza every single day, never mind just Christmas! And when I show her this she’ll be demanding I make it for her very soon. Bring on lots more savoury food like this Ben. We love it! And get yourself some mulled wine in, in case that weather turns for the worst again!

  2. Marie says:

    This is truly creative. I love that you’ve turned these flavours into a flatbread, me being a flatbread lover from way back. The chestnut addition is fantastic too.

  3. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    Hahaha! I was worried about you for a second, Ben! A life without cookies would be so dull and boring :). But you know what’s not dull and boring? Christmas pizza! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier pizza in my life–and it sounds delicious too! Have a great week, Ben!

  4. Jeff the Chef says:

    I hear you! This time of year is busy for cooks, extra busy for food bloggers. Also, a whole sheet of cookies is obviously only one serving! Everyone should know this! I love your interest in festive, savory food and am so glad you’ve posted your interesting and unique flatbreads.

  5. Kim Lange says:

    I’d love to try this! With the chestnuts, it is totally Christmas Pizza and I love all the other additions too! It looks so scrumptious, my mouth is watering! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

  6. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    I can totally get down with opting for more savoury Christmas-ey things (I have a crostini recipe coming up next week) and totally hear ya about the whole ‘got a couple pounds on after Christmas’. The older ya get, the more difficult it is to keep off, am i right?? Geeeez! Anywho, this flatbread sounds fabulous! Love the prosciutto (obviously – helloooo salty goodness) and cranberries. I tried chestnuts a long time ago and couldn’t get used to them, but thinking I may need to revisit that and this flatbread is the way to do that :)

  7. David @ Spiced says:

    Haha! Well at least I’m honored that you called me a nice gentleman! :-) Seriously, though, I think chestnuts are a great addition here. So very festive. I hear ya on the holiday desserts, and that’s why I start way, way in advance…otherwise I end up with a whole kitchen of cookies and cakes. But if they’re spaced out, then it’s ok. I think Christmas pizza is totally a thing…and your version sounds delicious, Ben!
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