ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Cranberry-Goat Cheese Canapés

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas



Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 55 mins

Makes 36 pieces

Make Ahead: Stir together the cranberry mixture up to 3 days ahead of time. Assemble the canapés the day of your party.


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeño pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • Canapé Toast Squares
  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container spreadable goat cheese
  • Garnish: roasted, salted, and shelled pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Spread each toast square with cheese, and top with a small spoonful of cranberry mixture.

  3. Note: We tested with Chavrie Original Mild Goat Cheese.