(from Sunset, February 2009)
Makes 6 servings
11 to 12 oz. fresh chèvre (goat cheese), at room temperature
2 tablespoons half-and-half
3 tablespoons orange blossom honey
1/3 cup coarsely chopped salted roasted pistachios
Sesame crackers or flatbread
1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, whisk goat cheese and half-and-half until smooth. Spoon into a small, shallow gratin dish, spreading level. Bake until cheese is hot in center and beginning to firm up at edges, about 15 minutes.
2. Drizzle cheese with honey and sprinkle with pistachios. Serve with crackers.