toasted pecan goat cheese balls

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
heidi tittle
prosser, WA

My friend Patti invited me for lunch one day many years ago and served these warm treats over a beautiful salad with fresh pear slices!!! It was divine!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For toasted pecan goat cheese balls

  • 1
    log of fresh goat cheese (unseasoned)
  • finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 pinch
  • vinegarette dressing of your choice or apricot/peach preserves and bread slices

How To Make toasted pecan goat cheese balls

  • 1
    Roll goat cheese into 1-inch balls and set aside
  • 2
    Toast your pecans in a frying pan on med-low heat with 1 tsp of butter and the cinnamon and nutmeg for a few minutes stirring frequently to avoid scorching your pecans
  • 3
    Let pecan mixture cool
  • 4
    Roll your goat cheese balls in the pecans to cover/coat completely
  • 5
    Put each covered goat cheese ball in a mini muffin tray and bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  • 6
    Serve the warmed goat cheese balls over a fresh bed of greens with thinly sliced pears or peaches if desired. A vinegrette dressing of your choice works well with this salad! This also makes a wonderful appetizer served with apricot or peach preserves and bread at your wine tasting party!