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Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups

Impress your guests with this elegant yet easy appetizer of whipped goat cheese stuffed prosciutto cups topped with crushed pistachios.

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While these Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups appetizers look complicated, they’re really not. You’re just lining your mini muffin tin with prosciutto slices which you tuck into the muffin wells to form a cup or basket. Bake them, cool them, and then fill them with the yummy cheese mixture that you make while the prosciutto cups are baking.
Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups

Crush some pistachios for a garnish. I like to leave about 1/3 of cups without the garnish, especially if you’re making these for a party, since some folks may have nut allergies.

Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto CupsTip: If possible, have your prosciutto sliced by your grocery store’s meat department instead of in the ready-sliced packages. You don’t want the slices paper thin, or they’ll fall apart as you manipulate them.

Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups

Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups
 
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Whipped Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Prosciutto Cups
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Cuisine: appetizer
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 12 slices thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 
4 oz. goat cheese, softened
  • 4 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 3 T. heavy cream
  • 2 T. fresh thyme, leaves only
  • 
1/3 c. pistachios, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

Cut prosciutto slices in half lengthwise to create 24 long, thin strips.

  2. Grease or spray a 24-cup mini-muffin tin with olive oil. Take one thin strip of prosciutto and place is across an empty cup, with the middle of the strip over the mid-point of the cup.

  3. Press the center of the prosciutto strip into the bottom of the cup. Carefully fold and wrap one end of the prosciutto around one interior side of the cup until it overlaps the prosciutto on the opposite side. Repeat with the opposite side of the prosciutto so that the exposed muffin cup is covered to form a “cup” or “basket."

  4. Repeat this process with the remaining 23 muffin cups.
  5. Place muffin tin in preheated oven and bake for 9-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them while they bake so they don’t overcook. The edges of the prosciutto will start to brown when ready.

  6. Remove pan from oven and cool for a couple minutes before transferring each cup to paper towels to remove excess grease. Flip each cup after several minutes. Once all excess oil has been removed, transfer prosciutto cups to a large plate.

  7. In a small glass bowl, combine goat cheese, ricotta cheese, heavy cream, and thyme leaves. Stir or whisk until thoroughly combined.

  8. Once prosciutto cups are cool to the touch, transfer cheese mixture to a plastic sandwich bag. Cut a small tip off one corner and pipe cheese mixture into each prosciutto cup. Top each cheese-filled cup with chopped pistachios. 

Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.


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Gift Guide For The Smoothie Lover

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

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The key to great smoothies is to use the right tool. It’s no secret that a powerful blender will give you the ultimate smoothie experience and allow you to blend, (ahem, pulverize 😉 ) those rock-solid or frozen ingredients that add all that nutritious goodness that you’re looking for. My favorite high-powered blender is the powerhouse Vitamix blender. This bad boy will make quick work of frozen fruits, leafy greens, little bitty seeds…you name it, it’ll blend it. There’s a reason it has stellar ratings across the board. This appliance will last you decades. I kid you not (go read the reviews!). And if for some reason it doesn’t, warranty issues and customer service from the Vitamix company is also stellar. So you can buy this investment appliance with confidence. The only hard thing you’ll have to do is figure out which model (and color) you want. Oh, and this beauty is not just for smoothies. No, sir. You’ll have fun learning the different ways it can help you in the kitchen.

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If you’re looking to up your smoothie game, check out this best-selling smoothie cookbook. You’ll learn how to combine ingredients to create superfood smoothies. If you or your gift recipient loves experimenting, then this recipe book is for you, er…them.

 

The totally trendy way to consume your smoothie these days is to drink it from a mason jar, with handles, of course. Here’s an affordable 6-pack of goodness for you or your gift recipients.

 

 


And if you’re more old school, you or your recipient will love these fountain shop glasses…I do! Smoothies, ice cream floats, milkshakes…they’re classy and make whatever you put in them look yummy and delicious.

 


For an eco-friendly way to sip your smoothie, check out these reusable stainless steel straws. Very chic! They’re wide enough for thick smoothies and shakes and they’re dishwasher friendly.

 


For the person who loves smoothie bowls as opposed to shakes, this beautiful smoothie bowls recipe book will delight! Ooh and ahh through the pages as the author shares how to create these visual masterpieces of nutrition.

 

Also for the smoothie bowl lover, may I suggest these eco-friendly handmade natural coconut shell bowls with wooden spoons. Not just for smoothies – use for salads, soup, cereals, Buddha bowls and fruits. Gorgeous!

 

Love making almond milk by hand? Then you’ll want this best-selling and top-rated pro-quality nut milk bag. It’s bigger and better and perfectly shaped to handle the task at hand. Its super strong construction makes this a true re-usable bag.

 

I have a freezer full of frozen fruit just for my smoothies. Ditch the traditional plastic freezer bags for these eco-friendly and re-usable silicon bags. They are food-grade safe and don’t contain toxins. They’re also leak-proof, fridge and freezer friendly as well as microwave friendly. These are a must-have, smoothie lover or not!

 

And finally, while it won’t replace my beloved Vitamix, this little personal blender will do the trick if I’m traveling or on the go. It’s lightweight enough to pack in a carry on or in your luggage if checking your bag. It will work with ice or small-chunk frozen fruits and will blend well-enough that you can still call your concoction a smoothie! 😉

 

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This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

This Gift Guide for Smoothie Lovers will help you choose the perfect item for those in your life who love blending and crafting their protein shakes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

 

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese

These Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese are a zesty appetizer to serve when entertaining. They are easy to make and your guests will love them!

These Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese are a zesty appetizer to serve when entertaining. They are easy to make and your guests will love them!

This versatile appetizer recipe is sure to be a big hit at your next party or casual gathering. These Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese are perfect for the holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations.

These Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese are a zesty appetizer to serve when entertaining. They are easy to make and your guests will love them!

Note: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

When selecting mushrooms for this recipe, choose ones with medium-sized caps for best results. Using a mixture of baby Portobello and white mushrooms makes for an attractive presentation. However, it should be noted that the more delicately flavored white mushrooms do not compete with the filling the way the more distinctive tasting Portobello caps do.

These Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese are a zesty appetizer to serve when entertaining. They are easy to make and your guests will love them!

These are easy to make. While you marinate the mushroom caps, make the filling. Stuff the caps and finish them with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and/or Panko crumbs. I like to use both, but totally up to you! Bake ’em for about 30 minutes, and that’s it! I like to use a glass baking dish, like this:

 

These Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese are a zesty appetizer to serve when entertaining. They are easy to make and your guests will love them!

Enjoy!

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Cream Cheese
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Ingredients
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • ½ c. Marsala (or dry white) wine, divided
  • 8 oz. package of baby Portobello mushrooms, cleaned
  • 8 oz. package of white mushrooms, cleaned
  • 12 oz. bulk spicy Italian sausage
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 4 fresh sage leaves, washed and julienned
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toppings:
  • 
3 T. Panko bread crumbs (optional)
  • 3 T. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 6 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Position rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Remove stems from cleaned mushrooms by grabbing them as close to the cap as possible and gently twisting. Roughly chop removed stems and reserve in a separate bowl, while placing intact caps in a larger non-reactive bowl.

  3. Add olive oil and 3 tablespoons wine to bowl containing mushroom caps and toss gently to evenly coat. Set aside.

  4. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat until thoroughly browned. Break apart all chunks with a spatula or wooden spoon as it cooks. Once browned, drain excess fat before proceeding.

  5. Add chopped mushroom stems and garlic to the pan and cook until mushrooms are soft and start to release liquid. Add fresh sage and remaining wine and scrap up any brown bits of sausage from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for a couple minutes until excess liquid evaporates.

  6. Remove from heat and add softened cream cheese and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until thoroughly combined and cheese is completely melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cool slightly.

  7. Add one rounded spoonful of sausage mixture to each marinated mushroom cap and arrange stuffing side up in a 13 x 9” glass baking dish. If desired, sprinkle each stuffed mushroom cap with Panko breadcrumbs, freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a combination of both before baking.

  8. Place glass dish in pre-heated oven on center rack and bake for 30 minutes or until mushrooms are soft and filling is browned on top. For a crispier topping, place baking dish under the broiler for a couple minutes when done cooking. If desired, garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

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Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

I like easy, but I also like delicious. Here are the easiest Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes (they work for Christmas, too!) that I enjoy making and eating.

I like easy, but I also like delicious. Here are the easiest Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes (they work for Christmas, too!) that I enjoy making and eating.

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Maple and Cinnamon Baked Pears

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Easy Pear Crisp

Easy Pear Crisp

Italian Almond Pear Cake

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Pumpkin Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust

Gingerbread Loaf With Maple Glaze

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Apple Pie Shortbread Bars

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Spiced Pear Custard Pie

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