I have been wanting to share this recipe for Cranberry Olive Tapenade ever since I made it at a Christmas party several years ago, but I kept forgetting to take photos of it! Finally, this year I had the perfect opportunity to write about it, when I received a sample of Triscuit’s new Nutmeg & Cinnamon flavour crackers. I knew this tapenade would be a great way to showcase this festive cracker flavour.
I adapted this tapenade recipe from an Allrecipes version of Fig and Olive Tapenade. I substituted cranberries in place of the figs, used fresh rosemary instead of dried, and chose pecans rather than walnuts. I also left out the cayenne pepper and thyme.
This is such a fantastic Christmas appetizer, because what is more “Christmassy” than cranberries with nutmeg and cinnamon? I love the combination of sweet and savoury, along with tart balsamic vinegar and fragrant rosemary. The presentation is very elegant, so it would be nice for a classy grown-up Christmas party. My kids weren’t thrilled with the tapenade, I think mainly because of the olives. They’re definitely an acquired taste, but the kids did gobble up the Triscuits! Triscuits have always been a favourite cracker in our house, and everyone loved the new nutmeg and cinnamon flavour.
Triscuit Canada gave me a lovely basket of the new Triscuits and beautiful photo props, which I used in these photographs. I love them!! I think the little cheese platter is my new favourite thing.
If you’d like to win a Triscuit Starter Kit, please enter the form below. It contains a few boxes of the new Nutmeg and Cinnamon flavour, and some original favourites as well. Contest runs until DECEMBER 30 2017. Good luck!