I’ll just start by saying this, out loud, right now: I could eat this stuff with a spoon! Straight out of the bowl. Who needs crackers to get in the way? No crackers makes it carb-friendly, right??
I’ve made a spread/dip similar to this before, but I thought this was different enough to warrant it’s own post. And to avoid confusion, I call this one “Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread” instead of “Goat Cheese Cranberry Spread”. See? Not confusing at all. We’re all on the same page, right?
The differences in the spreads are the ratio of goat cheese to cream cheese is reversed in this one and I used fresh cranberry sauce instead of dried cranberries. I think it makes all the difference.
It’s super easy and a great appetizer. And it looks really festive when you pair it with fun Holiday-themed Wheat Thins! Or, you know, just a spoon.
Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread
8 oz goat cheese with honey (this is the food of the gods, let me tell you. I find this easily at Trader Joe’s. If you can’t find anything like this, just add some honey to the spread. Maybe a tablespoon? Start there and taste test…)
½ cup cranberry sauce (you can use homemade, leftover, from the can… whatever you want)
In a bowl, mix together the goat cheese and cream cheese. Then sprinkle in your cinnamon and add your cranberry sauce and mix until the whole thing is well combined.
Serve with Wheat Thins or whatever cracker you want.