Herbed Chevre, Craisin and Walnut Pinwheels
photo by BecR2400
- Ready In:
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, very well softened
- 1 (5 1/2 ounce) package chevre herbed goat cheese (equally good with crumbled feta or plain chevre, with a pinch of Herbes de Provence or to taste)
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped green onion
- 6 ounces dried sweetened cranberries (Craisins)
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts or 3/4 cup unsalted pistachios
- 4 large flour tortillas
- In medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, chèvre cheese (or feta), a pinch of Herbes de Provence (if using), green onions, dried cranberries and chopped walnuts (or unsalted pistachios).
- Evenly spread 1/4 of the mixture onto each tortilla, all the way to the edges.
- Roll up tightly, being careful not to tear.
- Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
- Slice to serve. Makes about 32 appetizers.
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This filling is wonderful. The goat cheese flavor is not too strong, but you can definitely taste it. I did not make it with the tortillas, but instead made some simple table water crackers and served it with those. A classier appetizer that is very easy (Except for the cutting, my 4 year old could have made it, really).
These were pretty good. I think that next time I would reduce the amount of cream cheese - I could hardly taste the chevre. I used plain cheese with herbes de provence, and I think next time I would add a little garlic - something seemed to be lacking. My mixture was a bit stiff, so I added just a little cream to soften it up prior to spreading. I used fajita sized tortillas, 8 inches across, and needed seven of them to use up all the filling. This made a lot more than 32 appys for me, but that is probably a function of the size of tortillas and the slices. What I really liked was that this used things I am always likely to have at home, and making it the day before is a real plus. I think that with some modifications this will be something I make quite a bit.
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