It’s holiday party season now that Thanksgiving is over! Whether you’re hosting your own dinner party or attending them, this Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread is sure to be a show stopper. Perfect recipe for when you need something that says “gourmet on the go!”

Whip up this Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread for your holiday parties!

The holiday season is one where we have to get creative – none of that same old, same old recipes. Sure, tradition is always welcomed, but this year let’s try to step it up with new flavor combinations. If you’re tried of seeing the same cheese ball at every party, that, although good, tends to just disappoint in flavors; this recipe for Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread will be a winner at your next party! 

Whip up this Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread for your holiday parties!

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Whip up this Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread for your holiday parties!

Next time you need to bring an appetizer to a holiday get together, think about making this Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread! Not only is it a stunning recipe, but the flavors are SO GOOD! Used in this recipe is the Duck Liver Mousse with Cognac, made with duck liver and pork, as well as fine cognac. “Duck, pork, mushrooms, specially blended spices and a dash of fine cognac go into our Duck Liver Mousse pâté. A recent winner of a Good Food award in San Francisco, this pâté is smooth and spreadable.” 

Easy to make in an hour, you’re basically folding in this gorgeous pate with cream cheese and dried cranberries, forming into a ball, and pressing toasted crushed pecans. Adapt this recipe to your liking – dried apricots & walnuts, dried figs & almonds, dried apples & hazelnuts! The possibilities are endless! Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a delicious giveaway from Alexian!

Whip up this Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread for your holiday parties!

Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread

This luscious duck mousse spread is both sweet with the addition of dried cranberries and a bit nutty because it's covered in toasted pecans. The perfect gourmet party on the go appetizer!
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Whip up this Pecan & Cranberry Duck Mousse Spread for your holiday parties!
Prep Time:25 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes


  • 10 ounces duck mousse with cognac
  • 5 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup dried cranberries finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons elderflower liquor* St. Germain works best
  • 1 cup whole pecans slightly toasted and crushed


  • In a bowl, fold together the duck mousse, cream cheese, and chopped cranberries.
  • Drizzle in the elderflower liquor and stir until combined.
  • Chill the mixture for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. In the meantime, place crushed pecans on a plate.
  • Once mixture is chilled, remove from fridge and using greased hands (a little olive oil does the trick) quickly form into a ball. Place on plate and coat with crushed pecans on all side.
  • Place back in the refrigerator until ready to serve alongside fresh fruit, nuts, and crackers.


*Elderflower liquor lends to providing a slight floral and sweet note to this recipe. If you don't have any on hand, a teaspoon of Grand Marnier (orange liquor) works as well.

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Alexian Pate and my time to create this recipe has been compensated. Thanks for supporting brands that help me bring creative recipes to you! 

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  1. I have never had pate before but willing to try anything 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win

  2. Brittney House says:

    I’ve never actually heard of it until right now, but I’d be interested in trying it.

  3. saralynns2 says:

    I have never had pate before, but my husband recently said I needed to try it 🙂