November 17, 2018

Cranberry and Cinnamon Goat Cheese Tartlets

This post is sponsored by Montchevre but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The holidays are here!  And we are finally feeling the spirit around here! There has been more cold days than hot it seems.  Which is a little different for us here in South Texas.  But we are embracing it and determined to enjoy it!

For us the holidays are special because they bring us all together.  Family.  Friends.  Neighbors.  This is the time of year to slow down and take time to be thankful for things that we might not have realized are blessings to us.  And we can't forget about all the food.  Am I right.

Fall foods are the best.  Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday of all.  We are a little traditional around here.  We do the turkey with all the fixings.  Stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, creamed corn, rolls and don't forget the cranberry sauce.  I love cranberries.  Spring and summer its all about the dried cranberries, but when fall hits, I love seeing the little red berries everywhere.

This year I wanted to add a little more to our pre dinner menu.  We usually do a good spread of cheese and crackers, chips and salsa along with other odds and ends while the game is on.  And then after dinner of course we have all the pies.  This year I am testing out a few things to add to the menu.

Starting with these tartlets I made with Montchevre Cranberry and Cinnamon Goat Cheese.  We don't do a lot of dairy around here so I wanted to try something a little different.  Goat Cheese.  Not only is it high in protein, calcium and Vitamin D, it said to contain less lactose so that is always a plus around here!  That being said, Goat Cheese is also an acquired taste.  I have only had it once before in a more of a savory type of pastry, so when I saw that Montchevre made fruit versions for the holidays, I figured I would give it a chance and maybe adding a little more of a sweet factor would help my original opinion.  That and presentation.  When people ask me how I get my boys to eat such a variety of things, I always tell them, if it looks good, they will try just about anything!

Montchevre Goat Cheese
Puff Pastry
Cinnamon Sugar
Melted Butter

Pre heat oven to 375

Unroll one pastry sheet and cut into 9 even squares.

At a spoonful of cheese to the center of each square.

Fold up all 4 corners to a point and place into cupcake pan.

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

I love that these are really easy and quick too.  Which make it perfect to pop in and out of the oven when everyone needs a little something to hold them over till dinner.  I'm all for keeping things simple and quick in the kitchen.  The sooner the cooking is done, the more time you have to spend with your family and friends.

What are your go to holiday bites?  Are there any goat cheese lovers out there?  If you are a fan or just want to give it a try, visit Montchevre and check out all the flavors they have available and see where to find them!  Try something new this Holiday Season!

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