Whipped Goat Cheese with Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Whipped Goat Cheese with Spicy Cranberry Sauce

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Cranberry Sauce:

  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded & finely chopped
  • Zest & juice of 1 orange
  • Pinch of salt

Whipped Goat Cheese:

  • 11 ounces goat cheese, room temp
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice

Honey Walnut Crunch:

  • Honey
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Chopped dried cranberries
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt


Make the cranberry sauce:  combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium high heat.  Place lid over the pan for 5 minutes. Remove lid and lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until cranberries start to burst.  Set aside and cool completely.

In a food processor combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, syrup and lemon juice.  Pulse until smooth and whipped. 

To make the crunch topping just combine all ingredients. 

Spoon whipped cheese into a bowl.  Top with cranberry topping (I did not use all of it) and then the crunch topping.  Serve with Ritz crackers.

Recipe from Cheese Gal.