Both of these selections are easy and very festive. There is so much preparation tied up with this holiday it is nice to have some simple fun little tidbits to serve your guests before the main course.
Lisa and Ann
Maple Pumpkin Presecco
Makes 8-10 cocktails
1 Bottle of your favorite Presecco or Champagne
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3T pure maple syrup
Mix the syrup into pumpkin mixture, spoon into the bottle of champagne flutes and top with Presecco. Serve immediately
Goat Cheese and Cranberry Crostini
1 Baguette cut into 1/2 inch diagonal slices, you will need two pieces per person
1/4 cup olive oil
4 ounces of goat cheese
1/4 cup homemade or store bought chunky cranberry relish
2 T pumpkin seeds or any chopped nut of choice
Brush sheet tray with olive oil, place slices of bread on oiled tray and brush tops with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly and smear on softened goat cheese. Place a dollop of cranberry relish and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds or other nut choice. Garnish plate with dried leaves and fresh cranberries.