This Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread with orange, honey, rosemary, and nutmeg is a delicious and festive dip that is bursting with flavours!Jump to Recipe
Hello everyone and happy (almost) weekend. Just three weeks till Christmas, I mean THREE WEEKS? I’ve got so many festive things to share with you, my friends.
This season I’ve been on a cranberry kick. I make one or two cranberry recipes every holiday season, but so many? I’ve got 5 so far:
That’s some real cranberry overload? Aren’t you sick and tired yet? No? So, without further ado, let’s talk about this luscious spread. And nope, this is not a dessert. Don’t get some of the photographs confuse you. I used glass just for the presentation purposes :)
Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread
It features fresh cranberries that are bursting with flavor and sharing their wonderful tartness. Honey and dried cranberries give the necessary sweetness. Pungent goat cheese perfectly balances the sweetness and tartness. Indeed, I would not suggest substituting goat’s cheese for something mild like cream cheese or mascarpone, otherwise it would be more like a dessert than an appetizer.
Lastly, fantastic aromas of orange, fresh rosemary, and nutmeg, complete the entire picture and make this spread very festive and bright.
What can I say? This Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread is a perfectly festive and delightful snacking situation. I hope you like and make it too. Also, this cranberry overload isn’t over yet – one more recipe to go. At least one :)
Cranberry Goat Cheese SpreadCourse: AppetizersDifficulty: Easy
This Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread with orange, honey, rosemary, and nutmeg is a delicious and festive dip that is bursting with flavours!
~ 2/3 cup fresh cranberries
Juice of 1/2 medium orange
2-3 tbsp. of honey
~400 gr. goat’s cheese
2-3 tbsp. dried cranberries (optional)
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
1/4 whole nutmeg, freshly grated
3-4 dried (dehydrated) orange rings, optional
- Place the cranberries, orange juice, and honey in a small saucepan and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, to soften the berries. Off heat and slightly cool. Blend it up, using an immersion or regular blender.
- Combine the goat cheese with this cranberry sauce, dried cranberries and dried oranges (if using), rosemary, and nutmeg. Using an immersion or regular blender, process until well-blended and smooth. Try and add more honey if necessary. Enjoy!