Election Day Celebration Recipe

November 2, 2008

No matter who wins, Election Day presents as good an excuse as any to hoist a glass of bubbly with friends. Here’s a recipe for an easy, elegant, nonpartisan cocktail bite that’s great with champagne. For more celebration recipes click on “Party Recipes” at www.elizabethwgiftbaskets.com.

GOAT CHEESE & APRICOT BITES

To make 24 bites, toss 24 pecan halves in a plastic bag with ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar and a generous pinch of cayenne pepper. Use a slotted spoon to transfer nuts to a baking sheet, shaking off excess sugar. (Discard leftover sugar mixture.) Bake pecans at 350 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes until they are crisp and aromatic. Let cool completely.

Spread 24 dried apricot halves with about 1 teaspoonful of creamy chevre each. Sprinkle with fresh thyme and top with a toasted pecan.  

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