Crispy baked naan bread topped with warm goat cheese and fresh cranberry sauce. Who said cranberries are only meant for the holiday season?
Sometimes entertaining guests with the right type of appetizer can be a challenge. This easy appetizer is as simple as simple can get.
I have used garlic and herb flavored goat cheese in this recipe which goes great along with the sweet and slightly tart flavor of the cranberry sauce. For the base, I chose to go for store-bought naan for minimum prep work. You can even substitute pita bread instead of naan bread.
Now although cranberries are not in season during summer, freshly frozen cranberries are an awesome alternative. They are juicy and taste just like the fresh ones you get, plus they make for a delicious homemade cranberry sauce.
I have used Cape Cod Select cranberries in this recipe. As a woman, I love supporting women-owned businesses as well as companies that focus on sustainable resources. Cape Cod Select is a small women-owned family business. They have been growing cranberries on their 800-acre cranberry farm for more than 75 years and is now in its fourth generation.
They are non-GMO verified and they focus on using sustainable resources by powering its facilities primarily with solar power and using better growing practices on their farm.
Find their frozen cranberries in a store near you
Now onto the recipe –
Cut the naan in small bite size pieces
Bake them for 7-10 minutes or until they become crispy
Top them off with your homemade cranberry sauce and goat cheese and put it in the oven again for a couple of minutes for the cheese to melt.
And that’s it. You’re basically done and ready to serve –
- Frozen Cranberries (I used Cape Cod Select Cranberries) - 2 cups
- Orange Juice - 1 cup
- Sugar -
- Naan bread - 2
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce - 1/2 cup
- Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese (Plain goat cheese will do) - 1 4 oz. packet
- Make the cranberry sauce by mixing orange juice, cranberries and sugar in a saucepan and heating it over a medium heat. Keep stirring occasionally until the cranberries pop and the mixture turns thick.
- Pre heat oven at 400C.
- Cut the naan into triangular bite size pieces and bake them for 7-9 minutes or until they become crispy.
- Add goat cheese and cranberry sauce on top and put it in the oven for 5 more minutes or until the cheese starts melting.