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Drunken Cranberry Goat Cheese Log

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. fresh cranberries or frozen
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp agave
  • 2 Tbsp Jalapeno pepper jelly or 1 small jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 8 ounce goat cheese log
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Cilantro chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Remove goat cheese from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 10 min.
  • Stir together cranberries, red wine, water, agave, pepper jelly (or diced jalapeno) and orange zest in a medium sauce pan, over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Stirring occasionally, let cranberry mixture simmer until liquid is reduced by ¾. Cranberries will “pop” during this process and break down causing the mixture to thicken. Remove from heat and let cool for approx. 15 min.
  • While cranberries are cooking, prepare the goat cheese. Place the sliced almonds on a small plate or in a shallow dish , roll the goat cheese in the nuts, gently pressing to adhere the nuts to the cheese, until all sides of the log are evenly coated.
  • Place goat cheese log on a serving plate and drizzle the top with honey. When cranberries are cooled, spoon over cheese log. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  • Serve with a sliced baguette or crackers.