Chevre and Quince preserves on GF flat bread is about the quickest gluten and dairy-free appetizer you can make. Just a few simple ingredients and you can whip this together in no time at all and the best part is it tastes like a gourmet hors d’ oeuvre! My hubby and I had a 6 pm wine-tasting party to go to last week. Here is how the course of events went down. Got off work at 5 pm, ran across the street to attend a business open house for a half hour, at 5:30 pm hurried home but on the way remembered I must bring an appetizer! Ran into the grocery store for some chevre (goat cheese), quince preserves, and fresh basil (I already had gluten-free flat bread at home). Got home at 5:50 pm, changed into evening attire, ran to kitchen and made hors d’ oeuvres, asked hubby to find my black evening shoes while I finished, he couldn’t find them, switched to having him finish the appetizer (which he did beautifully), left the house and arrived at wine-tasting party where my appetizer was a smashing success! I know most of you are probably well-ahead planners, but some days, I fly by the seat of my pants, and this was one of them. Just thankful it all turned out and we had a fabulous time with new friends and old, wine-tasting and singing Christmas carols to ring in the Christmas season.

Gluten & dairy free appetizer
This quick and easy appetizer is gluten & dairy-free!

I received a box in the mail from American Gra-Frutti out of Roswell, GA. Chief baker, Marilyn Santulli, has made it a goal to create great tasting gourmet foods, one of which is Marilyn’s Gluten-free Gourmet Artisan Flatbread Crackers. Check out her website. You may order direct, and she has several delicious hors d’ Oeuvre recipes listed on her site. They were the perfect cracker for my Chevre & Quince Preserves on GF Flatbread.

Chevre & Quince Preserves Hors d' Ouerves
Chevre & Quince Preserves Hors d’ Ouerves

The flatbread comes with poppy seeds and sesame seeds baked on the top, making it gourmet before you even add any toppings. Made from rice flour, tapioca starch, cornstarch, and potato starch as the main base, the cracker is made in a dedicated gluten-free factory and has a nice crisp cracker-like texture. You may use any type of gluten-free cracker for your base, but I would recommend trying Marilyn’s GF Gourmet Artisan Flatbread for your appetizer. It turns your ordinary hors d’ ouerves into extraordinary!

Chevre & Quince Preserves on GF Flatbread

Serves 12-16
Prep time 10 minutes
Dietary Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Meal type Appetizer
Misc Gourmet
Need to whip up a gourmet appetizer fast? Use Marilyn's gluten-free Gourmet Artisan Flatbread, a little chevre and some quince preserves, and voila! A beautiful gourmet appetizer at your fingertips!


  • 7oz Marilyn's Artisan Flatbread Crackers (or other gf cracker)
  • 4oz Chevre (goat cheese)
  • 12oz Quince Preserves (or Apricot)
  • 1 bunch Basil Leaves (fresh-chopped)


  • drizzle White Balsamic (just before serving -optional)


Step 1
lay flatbread on a serving tray. Add a slice of chevre and a small spoonful of quince preserves to the cracker.
Step 2
Chop fresh basil and sprinkle it on top of the appetizer.
Step 3
Optional- Just before serving drizzle a lite amount of white balsamic over the top of each hors d' oeuvres. Serve preferably with a glass of wine.


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