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Maple Pecan Goat Cheese Log

Maple Pecan Goat Cheese Log

This tasty Maple Pecan Goat Cheese Log will add some savory sweetness and a whole lot of deliciousness to your holiday appetizer spread. Ready in minutes!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Maple Pecan Goat Cheese Log
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 135 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 8 oz honey goat cheese log
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • pinch of salt (if using unsalted butter)
  • 1-2 TBSP chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • honey and maple syrup for drizzling
  • SERVE WITH
  • assorted crackers
  • cinnamon raisin bread or croissants
  • apple slices
  • pretzels
  • crostini
  • have fun with it!

Instructions

  1. Remove goat cheese from wrapper and allow to soften to room temperature.
  2. Heat a small pan to medium heat and melt your butter.
  3. Once butter starts to bubble, add your pecans, brown sugar, and pinch of salt.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent sugar from burning, and pour over parchment paper, using a spatula to separate the nuts. Allow to cool for several minutes until the coating hardens and your pecans have officially been candied! Woot! Try not to eat them all right then in there. If you're like me, you may want to make extra to top on salads and shovel in your face while you prance around the kitchen. #justsaying
  5. Pour the cooled candied pecans in a plastic bag or fold between one large sheet of parchment paper. Crush with hard object of choice (anything from a kitchen mallet to a wine bottle works! I used a heavy glass candle lol) 
  6. Roll your goat cheese in the nuts and (optional) mint, pressing gently to coat.
  7. Place the goat cheese in the center of your cutting board or serving dish and drizzle with maple syrup and honey. I even drizzled a little as my base before adding the goat cheese log for presentation and maximum savory sweetness. So good!

Recipe Notes

I'm leaving the mint up to y'all since I know some people loooooove adding chopped mint to dishes and others run in the opposite direction from it. You can even try adding mint to just half the cheese log and let your guests decide! Personally, I love it!

Craving cranberries? Try adding 1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries to the mix!

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition Facts
Maple Pecan Goat Cheese Log
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.