Looking for an entertaining appetizer that will disappear and have your guests or host scraping the bowl for? Well, this one is to die for.
While roaming the aisle of my local grocery (yes, I roam when I have the time) I spied these new chips from the company Food Should Taste Good – Harvest Pumpkin. We started buying this brand because the line delicious and gluten free. Recently they have really branched out and experimented with some fun new flavor combinations. The pumpkin one really peaked my interest to use as a signature fall appetizer.
I opened the bag and tasted a chip, wondering was it sweet? Savory? Or both?
Both. The chips have pumpkin and sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice, but they are not sweet. There is just a touch of sugar in them but are dusted with sea salt and that balances the flavor.
I then headed over to the cheese department and my favorite cheese expert was there. We have spent countless hours together creating dishes that pair well with cheeses. We contemplated what would pair best with these chips as a dip and together came up with this combination. I have served it twice since then and both times, with all ages, it was extremely well received.
If you cannot find a whipped goat cheese, simply find the creamiest brand you can find, add a bit of cream and either whisk or use a hand blender to mix. (Do not use Feta, use Chèvre) You will be adding the chutney to taste, just be sure to not add too much. There should be a balance of sweet/tangy and savory. For the container shown in the photo, I added about 2 heaping tablespoons of chutney. Mix the two together and serve with the chips on the side.
This appetizer will be out for Thanksgiving in my house. I hope you enjoy it too.
Please, let me know what you think!
1 container whipped Chèvre Cheese
2-3 heaping Tablespoons Apple-Cranberry Chutney
Food Should Taste Good Pumpkin Tortilla Chips