November 28, 2016

Gorgonzola and Cranberry Sweet Potato Rounds


Holiday parties are my favorite parties and just a few days ago I hosted my first of many holiday parties: a cookie exchange and tea party with my girls and their music class friends! We had such a great time and snacked all all sorts of delicious sweet treats. For my next party I plan on hosting a few friends for a Holiday Wine and Apps Party and Dirty Santa Gift Exchange. I love creating bite size savory and sweet goodies for my parties so you can skip cutlery and can mingle and nibble without having to fumble with large and messy food.

I made these Gorgonzola and Cranberry Sweet Potato Rounds specifically for my upcoming appetizer party. It is a festive hors d'oeuvre that looks beautiful on a serving tray and tastes amazing too! I teamed up with Stella® Cheese for this recipe and honestly I had a hard time choosing the perfect cheese out of all their amazing varieties but finally decided on Stella® Gorgonzola Cheese and Stella® Blue Cheese {they can both be used for this recipe}. I also picked up Stella® Parmesan Cheese and Stella® Goat Cheese because I couldn't resist!

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Ingredients: 

  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2" slices 
  • 2oz Stella® Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese {1/4 of a block}, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce {view my recipe here}
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Brush each side of the rounds with olive oil and also sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  3. Spread out on a large lined or greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes then turn over and bake for another 15 minutes.
  5. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and top each with a spoonful of crumbled cheese, a couple pieces of chopped pecans, and a drizzle of cranberry sauce.
  6. Turn on the broiler and pop the baking pan bake in the oven for 1-2 minutes, just enough to melt the cheese and toast the nuts. 
  7. Serve warm or at room temp to all your party guests and enjoy!
I love all the delicious Stella® Cheeses especially the creamy Gorgonzola!
I knew it was the perfect topping for these savory sweet potato bites. 
For this recipe I use two large sweet potatoes, peeled.
Slice them in 1/2 inch slices.
Spread out on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
Spread out on a large lined or greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes then turn over and bake for another 15 minutes
I used about 1/4 of a block {2oz} of  Stella® Gorgonzola cheese and I roughly chopped it.
You can also substitute Stella® Blue or Goat Cheese.
I made my Mama's Cranberry Sauce for this recipe but you could also use premade cranberry sauce or even dried cranberries.
This colorful and festive appetizer is a cinch to make and a delight to eat!
Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and top each with a spoonful of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
Then add a few chopped pecans to each round.
Finally top with a drizzle of cranberry sauce. I use my Mama's recipe here.
Turn on the broiler and pop the baking pan bake in the oven for 1-2 minutes,
 just enough to melt the cheese and toast the nuts. 
Serve warm or at room temp to all your party guests and enjoy!


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7 comments:

  1. These rounds look so delicious! I love sweet potato but never had it like this before! A must try!

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  2. Great way to serve sweet potatoes. I've never thought of doing something like this. I love love love gorgonzola!

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  3. We love sweet potatoes and Gorgonzola so this is a win win for us.

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  4. I love finding new ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into meals. This genius idea for a yummy, festive appetizer is great.

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  5. Some of my favorite ingredients! I know I would love this!

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  6. These are so creative and look delicious!

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  7. I've never tasted Gorgonzola. Looks good!

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