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.


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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