Delight your holiday guests with Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese! They’re loaded with fall flavors for the perfect party bite!
Let’s talk turkey, wait, I mean favorite food season today! Not only is fall my favorite season of the year (changing leaves, fresh air, etc.) but is also my favorite food season. There is something about fall dishes that is so comforting this time of year and that is where sweet potatoes come in. They make a great accompaniment to your holiday meals as either mashed, candied, sweet or savory and can be enjoyed in recipes from breakfast to dessert too. So today we are sharing a way to make sweet potatoes as an easy appetizer. These rounds are the perfect bite-sized snack and are a bit on the healthier side so you don’t need to feel guilty having a few.
As we were making (and sampling these), I was thinking of some ways you could change them up a bit. If you aren’t a fan of goat cheese, try replacing with regular cream cheese. Walnuts could replace the pecans and dried dates could be used for the dried cranberries. For those that might want a bit of tanginess, try using a balsamic glaze drizzle. The rounds are your starters and just use your imagination to create your own version. For sure you will love the roasted sweet potatoes since they are the star of the show!
Once you have topped your rounds with the creamy goat cheese mixture, candied pecans and sweet cranberries, be sure to give them a drizzle of honey. That provides a nice bit of sweetness.
Yum! I’m guessing these will be one of your go-to appetizers this holiday season! They are definitely going to be on my menu.
Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese
- 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
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine the sugar and cinnamon and set aside
Brush each side of the rounds with olive oil and also sprinkle a bit of salt and the sugar cinnamon on each side
Place one side down on a heavy cookie sheet
Bake for 15 minute; turn and then bake for another 15 minutes
While baking combine the goat cheese with the cream (or half and half) and honey with a mixer
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
Drizzle with a bit of honey and serve immediatey
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