Whipped goat’s cheese pots with apple and cranberry

Whipped goat’s cheese pots with apple and cranberry. Photograph: Harry Weir

Whipped goat’s cheese pots with apple and cranberry. Photograph: Harry Weir

Sat, Dec 4, 2021, 05:55

   
  • Serves: 8
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Course: Starter
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp golden brown sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 x 150g sticks of rindless creamy goats cheese (180g)
  • 1 tub of light cream cheese (180g)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Some roughly chopped salted almonds
  • Some dried cranberries

Method

 

1 Put the apple into a small pot along with the water, sugar and cinnamon. Cook over a medium heat for four to five minutes, until the apple breaks down and gets mushy. You can help it along with a wooden spoon, so it’s relatively smooth.

2 Break up the goat’s cheese into a bowl and add the cream cheese and honey.

3 Whisk with an electric hand whisk, starting slowly at first until it is light and fluffy.

4 Take some nice ramekins or some old-fashioned china cups, then put a layer of apple on the bottom of each cup followed by the whipped goat’s cheese.

5 Put in the fridge until needed, then scatter with the almonds and cranberries. Leave to come to room temperature before serving.