Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese
Smoked,  Traeger-Pellet

Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese

Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese is an elegant appetizer recipe, perfect served warm with crackers or crostini.

You can create you own perfect bite by adding as much cranberries, honey, and pistachios as you like.

It’s a festive holiday dip thanks to the gorgeous red and green colors!

It can be made easily on any smoker or Traeger pellet grill 🙂

How to make Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese

You’ll need an 8 ounce log of goat cheese to start (I know a 4 ounce log is pictured, but I actually made two 4 ounce logs).

Plus some honey, dried cranberries, pistachios, and fresh thyme.

goat cheese dip ingredients

First put the 8 ounce goat cheese log on a plate (or two 4 ounce logs).

Or if goat cheese isn’t your thing, you can easily use an 8 ounce block of cream cheese instead (same smoking directions).

Then place on the smoker or pellet grill set to 180 degrees.

It will do it’s thing on the smoker for 1 1/2 hours.

goat cheese on the smoker before smoking

As you can see it gets a slight golden brown color.

And a little melty.

Goat cheese doesn’t melt completely, but it’s enough to become warm and spreadable.

smoked goat cheese before adding toppings

Drizzle some honey over top.

drizzling honey on smoked goat cheese

Then chop some pistachios and add those over top as well.

chopping pistachios

Finally add the dried cranberries, fresh thyme, kosher salt, and pepper.

I mean, that is one gorgeous appetizer!

You could serve just like this with crackers or crostini, or add it to a charcuterie board.

Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese

Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese is best served right away while it’s still warm 🙂

And it’s perfectly fine that some of the cranberries and pistachios fell on the plate.

Use a small serving knife to spread the goat cheese with toppings on the crackers or crostini.

Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese

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Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese

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Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese

Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese

Cheri Renee
Smoked Cranberry Honey Goat Cheese can be cooked on the smoker or Traeger pellet grill, a simple yet elegant appetizer dip recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 144 kcal

Equipment

  • Traeger/Pellet Grill
  • Smoker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 8 ounce log goat cheese (or 8 ounce block of cream cheese)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup pistachios roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • fresh thyme leaves
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • crackers, French bread slices, or crostini

Instructions
 

  • Put the goat cheese log (or cream cheese) on a plate.
  • Place the plate with the goat cheese on a smoker or pellet grill set to 180 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Drizzle the honey over top and add the pistachios, cranberries, some fresh thyme leaves, kosher salt, and pepper over top. It's ok if some of the toppings fall onto the plate.
  • Serve the dip right away while still warm with crackers, French bread slices, and/or crostini.
Keyword Cheese, Cranberry, Dip, Easy, goat cheese, holiday, honey, Pellet Grill, pistachio, Recipe, Smoked, Smoked Cream Cheese, Traeger

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