Chef Gale Gand's Perfect ​Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles Recipe by Gale Gand

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a year ago

Chef Gale Gand's Perfect ​Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles Recipe

The holidays are all about the appetizers, snacks and desserts. These cranberry pecan goat cheese truffles combine all the flavors we love at Christmas and doesn't require any cooking. Perfect!

The goat cheese balls are made with crunchy pecans, tart cranberries, fresh parsley and smooth goat and cream cheese. Add a little cinnamon and honey, and you've created an appetizer hall of famer. Serve these mini cheese balls with crackers. This is a great appetizer recipe to take to holiday parties, potlucks and family get-togethers.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup diced dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 10 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a bowl combine the 1 cup pecans, cranberries and parsley. Set aside. 
  2. In another bowl, combine the goat cheese and cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Add the cinnamon, honey and the 1/2 cup pecans and combine. Chill 20 minutes to make it easier to work with. 
  3. Using a small ice cream scoop, make balls of cheese. Roll the balls into the cranberry pecan parsley mixture. Serve with crackers.

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Pecans $4 & Up
Cinnamon $3 & Up
Honey $4 & Up

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Only 10 minutes to the perfect holiday appetizer. You’ve done it again, Chef Gale!
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