Recipe of the Week: Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts

As we roll deeper into fall (and have scooted right on past Halloween), Thanksgiving starts to come into focus. For cooks this is one of the highlights of the year. Pies, turkeys, family gatherings, side dishes, winter squash. Autumn has it all. The harvest season is here in a big way. So, I thought to myself “What’s a good way to start easing into November?”. How about an appetizer dish that would be perfectly at home on your Thanksgiving table, before a holiday party or family get-together, and really throughout the entire season? Something a little different, a little unique. And something that brings forth some oohs and ahhs from your family and guests never hurts, right? I found this one from one of my favorite blogs: Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts from Cake-n-Knife.

Meghan from Cake-n-Knife calls this “the best Thanksgiving appetizer I’ve ever made.” And even better? You only need five (yes, FIVE!) ingredients. Want to know what they are? No, no. You gotta check out the recipe on first. (But I'm guessing you can figure out at least two of the five! LOL)

So, let me tell you a little about this great recipe. It's something you can whip up in less than a half hour (which is certainly welcome during these busy months!). Prep is pretty minimal - a little pastry cutting and a bit of zesting and chopping. Assembling the ingredients and baking is all that's left (other than enjoying them, of course). You'll done and eating in no time!

A big bonus that Meghan includes in the blog post in which she shares this recipe is a super list of some of the best Thanksgiving recipes you'll find anywhere (her "Blogsgiving"). You're going to find one or more new recipes that you're gonna want to try this Thanksgiving. So, go to the blog, scroll down, and start planning your Turkey Day!

In this space I also like to provide some info about the wonderful blogs that develop and share these great recipes. A few months ago I featured one of Meghan's wonderful recipes as the Recipe of the Week - her Raspberry Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake. In that post I provided some detail about Meghan and the Cake-n-Knife blog. I highlighted a little about Meghan herself and how I like her simpler, less complicated approach to cooking. Check out that post - or just jump directly to her About Me page.

I sure hope you loved this recipe! If you want to check out ALL of my featured Recipes of the Week, just click on the "Recipe" category to the right or just click here:

And be sure to visit the great blogs I mention. You'll be happy you did!