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Cranberry Goat Cheese and Almond Crackers

Course Appetizer, Snack
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10

Ingredients

Cranberry Jam

  • 3 1/2 cups cranberries fresh
  • 1/3 cup spiced rum
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp cloves ground
  • 1/8 tsp ginger ground
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar

Almond Poppy Seed Crackers

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds

Cranberry Goat Cheese

  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 cup cranberry jam
  • cinnamon stick garnish as needed
  • thyme garnish as needed

Instructions

Cranberry Jam

  • Place all of the ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 30 minutes or until all the berries are soft. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use. Makes 2 cups of jam.

Almond Poppy Seed Crackers

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients and knead a couple of times. Cover and rest the dough for 10 minutes. Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut to desired shape. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minute. Cool and store in an airtight container until ready to use. Makes 25-30 crackers

Cranberry Goat Cheese

  • Soften the cheese at room temperature for 10 minutes. Line a mold with plastic wrap. Press the cheese into the mold. Pull the wrap tightly around the cheese and remove from the mold. Unwrap and place on a serving platter. Spoon the cranberry jam over the top. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and thyme. Serve with almond crackers.