Three of my favorite foods combined on one gorgeous platter… Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese!
I am in love…
How to Make The Ultimate Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Platter
It’s so simple really. We start with dried fruit “crackers” and then either dip in chocolate or top with cheeses, nuts, honey, berries etc… Incredibly gorgeous! Unfortunately the company that made the dried pears and apples went out of business three years after I posted this recipe, BUT you can find dried oranges here. You may be able to find crispy dried apples and pears in the gourmet section of grocery stores or dehydrate your own.
The Recipes: Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter
Tips and what you will need: Unfortunately the company that made the dried pears and apples in this post went out of business three years after I posted this recipe, BUT you can find dried oranges here. You may be able to find crispy dried apples and pears in the gourmet section of grocery stores or dehydrate your own. You will need wax paper. This platter is gluten and grain free.
A lovely fruit, chocolate and cheese platter that requires very little prep. You can make all the suggestions or just one. Keep dried fruit in wrappers until just before serving so they stay crispy. The oranges stay crispy for days so no worries there!
- I use Simple and Crisp pear apple and orange.
- Ripe Strawberries washed and dried, kiwi, blackberries
- Soft goat cheese chevre
- mascarpone a soft, sweet Italian cream cheese
- five year aged gouda
- walnuts chopped
- peach preserves
- vanilla paste
- roasted salted pistachios chopped
- dried cranberries chopped
- melted dark and white chocolate
Melt good quality chocolate according to package directions, when melted stir and the dip orange crisps (covering about 1/3 of crisp) Set on wax paper, leave plain or sprinkle with chopped pistachios and cranberries. Allow to cool and firm up before serving.
Melt white or dark chocolate according to package instructions, stir well. Dip berries and place on wax paper until chocolate cools and begins to firm up. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Spread apple crisps with mascarpone and top with diced strawberry and kiwi.
Mix two parts soft goat cheese with one part peach preserves and a drop or two of vanilla paste. Spread on apple crisp, dab with a little more preserves and top with chopped walnuts.
Spread with soft goat cheese, top with a blackberry and drizzle with honey
Top with aged gouda and drizzle with honey.
For more information about Simple and Crisp please visit their website.
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