Cranberry-Goat Cheese Canapés

1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeño pepper
3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Canapé Toast Squares (see below)
1 (5.3-oz.) container spreadable goat cheese
Garnish: roasted, salted, and shelled pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Spread each toast square with cheese, and top with a small spoonful of cranberry mixture.

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