Holiday Party Recipe: Cranberry-Chevre Crackers

We’ll be sampling this recipe at our Dec. 17th Holiday Party on Facebook LiveThe cranberry sauce perfectly matches the bright color and flavor of the Petillant Naturel.


1 cup Blackbird Cranberry Sauce (may substitute store-bought sauce)

4 oz. Chevre (fresh goat cheese) with herbs (our favorite is Lively Run from the FLX)

Herb crackers or crostini

Top each cracker or crostini with ½ Tablespoon of Chevre. Top the chevre with 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce.


Blackbird Cranberry Sauce Adapted from Food & Wine magazine

Preparation time:  30 min; Makes about 2 cups

½ cup Blackbird red wine (or substitute any red wine)

Three 1-by-3-inch strips of orange zest, cut into thin matchsticks

½ cup fresh orange juice

12 oz. fresh cranberries

¾ cup sugar

In a medium saucepan, combine the wine with the orange zest and orange juice and bring to a boil.  Add the cranberries and sugar and simmer over moderately low heat until the sauce is jam-like… about 25 min.  Transfer to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.  The cranberry sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.