Friday, November 11, 2016

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Appetizer


You are going to love these Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese appetizer!  They are perfect for all your holiday gatherings.

You are going to love these Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese appetizer!  They are perfect for all your holiday gatherings.
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With a couple big holidays coming up curious minds want to know - are you a fan of sweet potatoes?  I am for sure and I like them mashed, baked, roasted, french fried and in gumbo (oh wait that is Bubba shrimp!)  Kidding aside, I like them anyway they can be prepared.  Love the sweet flavor and if I can resist over dousing them in butter and brown sugar, they are pretty healthy too.  Today I'm sharing how to prepare them as a tasty appetizer.  The rounds are roasted, spread with a creamy goat cheese filling, topped with pecans and craisins and then drizzled with some honey. 

Did you also know that you can serve sweet potatoes for breakfast?  Our family likes this Sweet Potato Hash recipe that is cooked up with shallots and peppers all made in one skillet.  Just add eggs and you have a complete meal.  For the meal lovers, I've also created a version using sausage (the DIY Guy loves this one).  No meal is complete for him unless it has meat - your guys the same too?


So what is on your holiday plan?  Do you like to graze the whole day?  Start with some appetizers and tasty beverages?  Make a big meal with all the trimmings and dessert?  On Thanksgiving we usually have our meal around 1 p.m.  We'll start our feast with some sort of pumpkin or squash soup, then move onto the bird with lots of side dishes.  Since we are usually full from the meal, dessert is more like mid-day and then we start with leftovers in the evening.  I'm looking forward to getting together with the family and enjoying the day!  This year I think we need some appetizers and look, I just happen to have one :)





yield: 24 servingsprint recipe

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Rounds

You are going to love these Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese appetizer! They are perfect for all your holiday gatherings.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2" slices (about 24)
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cream or half and half
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • honey for drizzling

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside
  3. Brush each side of the rounds with olive oil and also sprinkle a bit of salt and the sugar cinnamon on each side
  4. Place one side down on a heavy cookie sheet
  5. Bake for 15 minutes; turn and baked for another 15 minutes
  6. While baking, combine the goat cheese with the cream (or half and half) and honey with a mixer
  7. When rounds are done, let cool a bit then add about a teaspoon of goat cheese mixture on each round, sprinkle with pecans and craisins
  8. Drizzle with a bit honey and serve immediately
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15 comments:

  1. The honey dripping on the goat cheese is just mouthwatering! Heading over for the recipe!

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  2. This looks so good and I'm always looking for recipes using goat cheese for my lactose intolerant husband!

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  3. Sweet Potatoes always made me hesitant but I have a new love for them!

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    1. I know what you mean. Some foods I still won't eat :)

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  4. These are amazing! I'm just sitting here drooling!

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  5. Deb, these look AMAZING! I want to eat all of them right now!

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  6. I'm still working on our Thanksgiving menu - but I need to add these to the menu!!

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  7. I LOVE sweet potatoes and these look off the charts good!

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  8. So because it's sweet potatoes, I can eat a lot more of these...CHECK!! :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing these at Funtastic Friday 102! They look divine! I selected this post to be featured as one of my "favorites" for Funtastic Friday 103 Blog Hop, which is live now!

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  10. I'm sorry... I'm very new to Pinterest, and I can not figure out how to actually get to this recipe! Anything I click on just takes me to an enlarged picture (or two), but nowhere am I seeing a way to get to the actual recipe. HELP!!!!!

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