Holiday Goat Cheese Spread.
  • ¼ Cup of Candied Pecans, plus 2 Tbsp. for garnish
  • ¼ Cup of mixed raisins and dried cranberries
  • 5 oz. Goat Cheese
  • 1.5 Tbsp. of Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. of Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. of Fresh Thyme, Chopped
  • Cracked black pepper
  1. Line a ramekin with plastic wrap, and fill the bottom of the bowl with 2 Tbsp. of chopped candied pecans; set aside.
  2. In a small food processor, combine the remaining ¼ cup of candied pecans with raisins and dried cranberries. Pulse until pieces are roughly chopped.
  3. Add goat cheese, honey, rosemary and thyme to the food processor and season well with fresh cracked black pepper. Pulse until the ingredients are just broken down and incorporated.
  4. Use a spatula to transfer the goat cheese mixture from the food processor into the prepared ramekin. Firm press the goat cheese mixture into the ramekin, and then fold the excess plastic wrap over the top to seal it closed.
  5. Chill the goat cheese in the covered ramekin for at least one hour to firm up the structure.
  6. When you’re ready to serve it, slide the goat cheese block out of the ramekin and flip it over onto the serving plate so that the candied pecans are on the top; peel back the plastic wrap and garnish the top with additional rosemary and dried cranberries.
Recipe by DomestikatedLife at