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This roasted cranberry and goat cheese flatbread is a naan traditional pizza. It is an unexpected holiday party appetizer.

Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbread on HealthySeasonalRecipes.com by Katie Webster

This post has been sponsored by Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads. All opinions expressed here are my own.

 

I love holiday traditions. Getting our Christmas Tree from the same place every year. Setting up my goofy little Santa collection. Sending out holiday cards. Waiting for the kids to go to bed on Christmas Eve so we can sneak the presents from Santa under the tree for them to discover on Christmas morning. {I’ll be sad to say good bye to that one.} I even like Christmas Carols in moderation.

Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbread on HealthySeasonalRecipes.com by Katie Webster

Other holiday traditions can happily go bye-bye as far as I’m concerned. Like door busters. Why is that a thing? Seriously? I just don’t get it. I mean, I totally understand wanting to save money, but not at the expense of spending time with my family on Thanksgiving.

Or the elf on a shelf.

Don’t get me started.

I also could do without the boring holiday meals or tired bland recipes that involve canned soup. Can we make them go away?

Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbread on HealthySeasonalRecipes.com by Katie Webster

Personally, I love trying new recipes for Christmas. I think of getting together with friends and family over the holidays as an opportunity to go big or go home! {Did I tell you that last year I made roast goose for Christmas eve?!} I love planning out all of the fun and festive holiday recipes for the hors d’oeuvres parties and formal holiday meals. I like rocking the boat a bit. I have been known to bring recipes like these Lion’s Head Meatballs to parties. Take that, tradition!

An Easy Holiday Appetizer

This month, Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads sent me a big box of samples of their naans and flatbreads for me to try. They asked if I’d like to come up with a naan-traditional Christmas recipe with their flatbread. First of all, love the pun! And second, yes. Yes I can!

I loved the idea of taking an expected holiday ingredient, like cranberries, and do something totally unexpected with them. So for this challenge, I roasted them in the oven with maple syrup, and shallots to make an easy warm chutney of sorts.

Then I spread it out on the flatbread ( I chose the long rectangular ones since they make a great appetizer) and crumbled some Vermont goat cheese over the top. They came out great and would be a fun twist on a holiday appetizer. Totally naan traditional!

Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbread on HealthySeasonalRecipes.com by Katie Webster

QUESTIONS

What holiday traditions do you love?

Which ones could you ditch?

Elf on a shelf, yay or nay?

Door Busters? Love ‘em or hate ‘em?

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Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbread on HealthySeasonalRecipes.com by Katie Webster

roasted cranberry and goat cheese flatbreads

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings

Description

An easy and unexpected holiday appetizer. Flatbread pizzas made with cranberries, thyme, shallot and fresh goat cheese.


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, dark or amber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • ½ teaspoon chopped dry thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Stonefire flatbreads, (14.1 oz package)
  • 1 4-ounce package fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix cranberries, maple syrup, shallot, thyme and salt in an 8 by 8-inch baking dish. Roast, stirring once or twice, until the cranberries burst and the mixture is bubbling and caramelizing along the edge, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and stir until the cranberries are broken down and the mixture is thick. Set aside.
  3. Lay flatbreads out on work surface. Spread the hot cranberry mixture over the flatbreads, dividing evenly. Top with the goat cheese. Bake directly on the oven rack until the cheese is softened and flatbread is crispy, 8 to 10 minutes. Cut into 8 small wedges or strips each.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 slices
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 170 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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Mix up your holiday party with this festive appetizer recipe: Roasted Cranberry Flatbreads, made with store-bought pizza crust and cranberries roasted with maple syrup, shallot and thyme. They are savory and sweet and topped with crumbled goat cheese! #party #holiday #Christmas #appetizer #horsdoeuvres #tapas #cranberry #pizza

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