Sometimes I get bored with all the regular old appetizers. You know, the ones that everyone likes but still… a fun and different change can be exciting! Try these these little goat cheese bites to spruce things up a bit at your next party. They are deliciously creamy with a subtle herb and cinnamon flavor. The pecans add a nutty crunch and with drizzled honey on top it brings a sweetness that complements it all! I love it! Goat cheese is fantastic served with crisp apples (or any fruit really), multi-grain crackers, and/or toasted baguette slices. The presentation is lovely and the taste is unusual and delicious. Hope you enjoy!
Rosemary Goat Cheese with Honey
submitted by Brittany ~ The Sisters Cafe
6 ounces fresh goat cheese
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced (plus more for garnish)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Stir together goat cheese, cream cheese and rosemary until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate for an hour or until cheese has firmed up. Stir together chopped pecans and cinnamon, set aside. Taking small spoonfuls, roll the goat cheese mixture into nickel-size balls. Place in pecans and roll around to cover the outside of the ball completely. Flatten each ball slightly and place on a serving platter. Sprinkle additional minced fresh rosemary over the top of all the balls and garnish with a rosemary sprig on the platter. Drizzle with honey, about 2-3 Tb total. (Taste a goat cheese bite and add more honey if you like!) Serve with toothpicks and multi-grain crackers, toasted baguette slices, and/or fresh apple slices.
recipe source: adapted from Allrecipes