Baby Friendly Cranberry, Pesto and Goat Cheese Bites

It’s party time!!! And that can only mean one thing Christmas Party Food! Whoop! Can you tell how excited I am? The best part about my Baby Led Feeding party foods is that they are perfect little bite sized portions for baby led weaning and they also look so amazingly cute when you have friends coming over too.

Healthy Christmas Appetizers are not always easy to find... But here is a fresh and super easy appetizer that is safe for babies and toddlers too! Goat cheese, cranberries, pesto and coconut all on top of a fresh baked crust. Merry Christmas! #appetizer #christmasrecipe #babyledweaning

These little bites are super dinky and they look so awesomely festive. The pastry is so easy to make and uses flour, butter and a dash of water, roll and cut into little shapes. I used a crimped cookie cutter that was about 2 inches in diameter but you can use whatever you have there. They are so small that they cook really quickly in the oven and you can top whenever you are ready to serve to keep them as fresh as possible.

I like to top mine with a little homemade pesto and goat cheese, then place back into the oven so the goat cheese completely hugs the pastry. My mouth is actually watering writing this 🙂

Healthy Christmas Appetizers are not always easy to find... But here is a fresh and super easy appetizer that is safe for babies and toddlers too! Goat cheese, cranberries, pesto and coconut all on top of a fresh baked crust. Merry Christmas! #appetizer #christmasrecipe #babyledweaning

Top with cranberry sauce, finely chopped rosemary and a little sprinkle of desiccated coconut. This makes them look so Christmassy and festive. They are the perfect party food appetizer for holidays!

You can serve this recipe warm or cold, but if you have put the pastry back in the oven to melt the cheese eat them warm. Trust me!

Healthy Christmas Appetizers are not always easy to find... But here is a fresh and super easy appetizer that is safe for babies and toddlers too! Goat cheese, cranberries, pesto and coconut all on top of a fresh baked crust. Merry Christmas! #appetizer #christmasrecipe #babyledweaning

If you are having a Christmas party and would like some more Christmas party food recipes, check out these ones: Salmon Nuggets, Turkey and Veggie Mini Pies, Baby Friendly Quiche, Turkey and Potato Veggie Bites, Sweet Potato with Goat Cheese and Cranberry, Santa Brownies, Christmas After Eights

Let me know what you think of this recipe below and I hope your Christmas party food goes down a storm!

Aileen xoxoxo

Healthy Christmas Appetizers are not always easy to find... But here is a fresh and super easy appetizer that is safe for babies and toddlers too! Goat cheese, cranberries, pesto and coconut all on top of a fresh baked crust. Merry Christmas! #appetizer #christmasrecipe #babyledweaning

      • PREP TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 30 minutes
      • SERVES
      • Makes 36 Bites

What goes in...

  • 200g plain flour
  • 75g butter at room temperature
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 100g Pesto
  • 150g goat cheese
  • 100g Cranberry Sauce
  • 2 sprigs rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Add the flour and butter to a large bowl and using your fingers, work it until it starts to resemble fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add water, one tablespoon at a time and mix until it forms into a dough.
  4. Sprinkle a little extra flour on your work surface, then roll the dough until it is about 5mm deep, then use a small cookie cutter to cut out little circles.
  5. Place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, then bake for 15 minutes until golden.
  6. Spoon half a teaspoon of pesto onto each pastry, then top with a little goat cheese and place back into the oven for 5 minutes to allow the goat cheese to melt slightly.
  7. Top with a little cranberry sauce and a sprinkle of rosemary then finally add a little sprinkle of desiccated coconut to serve.

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