Goat Cheese Yule Log

Goat Cheese Yule Log
1 (10 to 12 ounces) goat cheese log, at room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup diced pistachios
1/2 cup diced sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup minced parsley
1/4 cup honey

In a medium bowl, mix cheeses together and roll into a 4 to 5 inch long log. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least on hour, or until firm.

Mix together the pistachios, cranberries and parsley and spread on a plate. Roll cheese log into mixture, pressing down so that mixture adheres to cheese.

Place on a serving plate and drizzle with honey. Serve with crackers, toasted bread slices, or toasted pita triangles.

Donna Kelly and Sandra Hoopes are the authors of “200 Appetizers.”