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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, easy dessert recipe, party recipe
Author Linda Spiker

Ingredients

Dried fruit crackers:

  • I use Simple and Crisp pear apple and orange.

Fresh Fruit:

  • Ripe Strawberries washed and dried, kiwi, blackberries

Cheeses:

  • Soft goat cheese chevre
  • mascarpone a soft, sweet Italian cream cheese
  • five year aged gouda

Toppings:

  • walnuts chopped
  • peach preserves
  • vanilla paste
  • roasted salted pistachios chopped
  • dried cranberries chopped
  • honey
  • melted dark and white chocolate

Instructions

Orange Crisp Suggestions:

  1. 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.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:

  1. 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.

Apple Crisp Suggestions:

  1. Spread apple crisps with mascarpone and top with diced strawberry and kiwi.
  2. 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.

Pear Crisp Suggestions:

  1. Spread with soft goat cheese, top with a blackberry and drizzle with honey
  2. Top with aged gouda and drizzle with honey.