From the current Issue of FamilyFun: Cranberry season has arrived! Try this yummy snack.
1 c. cranberries
1 small onion, diced
1 c. sugar
½ c. golden raisins
¼ c. orange juice
1 Tbsp. fresh, grated ginger or ¼ tsp. ground ginger
8 ounces goat cheese or sharp cheddar
1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together the first six ingredients. Bring to a simmer, then continue cooking, stirring and mashing often, until the cranberries have popped open and the jam has thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
2. Heat the broiler at the highest setting and put a rack in the top third of the oven. Slice the baguette crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick ovals; arrange on two baking sheets. Broil until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side. (Or crisp the slices in a toaster oven.) Let cool.
3. Spread each slice with goat cheese or top with thinly sliced cheddar; add ½ teaspoon of the cranberry jam. Arrange on a platter and serve.
Kids can …
Stir together the jam
Slice the cheese
Assemble the toasties
Originally published in the November 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.