Goat Cheese Truffles are the perfect holiday appetizer - they're a great way to serve a creamy cheese and the colors are super festive!
There’s no better time for a handful of go-to appetizer recipes than now, as we approach the holiday season. This time of year, more than any, people are gathering (although, likely/hopefully in smaller numbers this year) for drinks and good food and I love having simple appetizer recipes that I can whip up at a moments notice.
These Goat Cheese Truffles are as easy and festive as they come!
The truffles are a combination of goat cheese, cream cheese, honey, milk and pecans, along with fresh rosemary and dried cranberries. Simple yet delicious ingredients that are easy to find!
The goat cheese, cream cheese, honey, and milk are whipped together until they’re light, fluffy and irresistible. The pecans are then folded in and then are formed into truffles. They are then rolled in a mixture of fresh rosemary, more chopped pecans and dried cranberries, which looks gorgeous and tastes great. The combination of earthy rosemary, sweet cranberries and tangy goat cheese is unexpected, complex and deeply satisfying.
Another thing I love about this appetizer, aside from its good looks and taste, is that they can be prepared in advance. You can make the filling a day or two ahead of time, and you can roll the truffles into balls in advance, too.
I served these Goat Cheese Truffles on crackers. Serving them with a toothpick or on buttered and toasted crostini would also work beautifully. I also think a fun way to serve them would be with a pretzel stick stuck in the top of them so they are easy to pick up. There’s only one worry with these truffles: They're so good, your main meal might feel like an afterthought!