It's a festive red and green appetizer that's perfect to serve up over the holidays.
Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log
-1 heaping cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cup shelled pistachios
- pinch of salt
- 5 oz goat cheese
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 TB sugar
- 1 TB honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp rosemary
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Crackers for serving
In a food processor, blend cranberries, pistachios, and salt until its coarsely blended. Removed 1/2 cup and place in a medium bowl.
In the same medium bowl, stir in the remaining ingredients and use a spatula to mix well.
Once the mixture is fully combined, lay out a piece of plastic wrap on to a flat surface. Pour the cheese mixture into the center and wrap the plastic to mold it into a log.
Place the cheese log into the freezer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour the remaining cranberry mixture on to a piece of parchment paper (or gallon freezer bag) and press it into a thin, even coat.
Place the cheese log along the edge of the cranberry base and use the parchment paper to roll the 2 together until the cheese is fully coated.
Place on serving platter and serve with crackers.
Chef Shayna: Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log