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Rosemary Spiced Candied Pecans and Pita Chips for A Cheese Party. A seriously easy and simple way to throw a party this season--veggie and fruit center pieces, the best spiced candied pecans and herb pita chips with smooth cheddar cheese! Full recipe and step by step to this easy party at www.twopurplefigs.com

Rosemary Spiced Candied Pecans and Pita Chips for A Cheese Party

Want to throw a cheese party? I have got you covered with my recipes for Rosemary Spiced Candied Pecans and Cashews, the best homemade Pita Chips, sweet Pomegranate Mocktails and the most DELICIOUS cheddar cheeses! And while I am at it, why not throw in some festive homemade holiday centrepiece using candles, fruits and herbs!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese party recipes, homemade candied pecans, homemade pita chips
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 799 kcal
Author Mahy

Ingredients

For the Kaukauna® Cheese Plate / Board:

  • 1 Kaukauna® Cheese Ball —Shard Cheddar or your favorite flavor or more
  • 1 Kaukauna® Cheese Logs— Double Cheddar of your favorite flavor or more
  • Herb Pita Chips recipe Below
  • Black and Green Grapes
  • Quartered Radishes
  • Baby Carrots
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Chilli Peppers
  • Halved plums
  • Some Salad Greens

Rosemary Spice candied Pecans and Cashews:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups raw pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes more or less depending on how spicy you prefer them
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Herb Pita Chips:

  • 5 Pita breads
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mixed minced herbs Oregano, parsley or your favorite
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch paprika

Pomegranate Mocktails:

  • 3 cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 can Ginger Ale
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sumac spice divided
  • Extra: lime slices and pomegranate arils

Instructions

For the candied pecans:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare the candied pecans by mixing all ingredients in bowl. Spread them on a baking sheet as evenly as possible and roast them for 8-10 minutes until they start to look golden. Be careful not to burn the nuts! Let the nuts cool for half an hour at least before storing them in an airtight container.

For the pita chips:

  1. Mix the oil, herbs and seasoning in a small bowl. Using a party brush, brush the tops of the pita bread with the oil mixture and then cut each pita into wedges (I made 8 wedges out of each pita bread). 

  2. Place the pita wedges on a baking sheet in an even layer and bake them for 10-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the pita bread) until golden. They will crisp up further as they cool. Once cooled down completely, the pita chips can be stored in an airtight container for a week.
  3. Arrange the Kaukauna® Cheese board or plate by spreading the veggies and fruits around it.

For the mocktails:

  1. Make the cocktails by mixing the juices together and adding in a teaspoon of sumac spice. Place the remaining sumac on a small plate and dip the rims of your cups in water, followed by the sumac spice. Pour the cocktail into the ready glasses and serve with a slice of lime and extra pomegranate arils if you like!
  2. ENJOY!!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Rosemary Spiced Candied Pecans and Pita Chips for A Cheese Party
Amount Per Serving (1 cocktail, some chips, cheese and nuts)
Calories 799 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59g 91%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 879mg 37%
Potassium 572mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 27g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 29.8%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.