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A trio of goat cheese with an assortment of delicious toppings. This appetizer can be put together in five minutes, requires no oven space, and is always a sure-fire hit.
The name of the game when it comes to Thanksgiving appetizers is simplicity. So much effort goes into the big meal and you want the focus to be on the feast. The last thing you want to do is fill folks up before they even get to the turkey and stuffing. And, let’s not forget the pie. Your time and energy is also a huge factor in determining your appetizer menu. You’ll thank yourself later if you stay away from anything labor intensive or dishes that require oven space.
This is one of my favorite recipes (if you can call if that) for a quick and easy party appetizer. I buy the logs of goat cheese at Costco, cut them in half, and spoon over an assortment of toppings. My trio includes, from front to back, fig preserves, honey and chopped walnuts, and pesto. These are a few of my faves but there are lots of things you can spoon over goat cheese to make a delicious cracker spread. Swap out the fig preserves for red pepper jelly for a pretty, festive plate during the Christmas season.
If I had to choose a favorite out of the three, it would be the honey/walnut. Goat cheese is insanely good smothered in honey.
Is it just me, or is this plate screaming “pour me a glass of wine”! Keep it simple but delicious!
- 1-1/2 12 ounce logs goat cheese
- Fig preserves or fig butter, to taste
- Honey and chopped walnuts to taste
- Pesto to taste
- Crackers or sliced baguette
- Cut logs of goat cheese in half. Reserve one of the halves for another purpose. Place goat cheese on a serving platter and spoon toppings over each section of cheese.
- Serve with crackers or sliced baguette.