Peppadew Goat Cheese Appetizer

When I was in Atlanta last week, I had an amazing Peppadew appetizer at one of the BBQ restaurants we visited.  It was so good, I came home and  tried my hand at recreating it.  I served my creation this past weekend and all agreed it was delicious. A Peppadew is a sweet piquant pepper grown in the Limpopo province of South Africa.  Interesting how combining a few basic ingredients, you can produce such fantastic results. This appetizer is very unique and if you are not familiar with Peppadews, what a good time to give them a try.  It is very easy to make, you can make this ahead and pop in the oven when your guests arrive.  I served this with water crackers.

peppadew appetizer

Peppadew Goat Cheese Appetizer
You can find peppadews in jars at your local market or many times on the olive bar
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  1. 1 10.5 oz. log of goat cheese
  2. 1 jar Peppadew peppers, drained
  3. 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  4. 1 tablespoon, honey - I used bourbon infused honey
  5. Fresh cracked pepper
  6. Extra virgin olive oil
  1. Drain peppers and place on a cookie sheet, broil until the skins begin to char. Watch carefully, this does not take very long.
  2. Preheat oven to 400
  3. In an oven proof serving dish, crumble goat cheese, top with peppers and pine nuts.
  4. At this point you can cover and refrigerate, if you are making this ahead.
  5. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until the goat cheese has melted.
  6. Remove from oven, drizzle with honey and olive oil, sprinkle with cracked pepper
  7. Serves 8
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