Blueberry Goat Cheese Appetizer

This blueberry goat cheese appetizer is easy to make and full of tangy berry flavor! Use it as a dip…

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This blueberry goat cheese appetizer is easy to make and full of tangy berry flavor! Use it as a dip for crackers, crostini or bread.

Blueberry goat cheese

Appetizers should always be easy to whip up, we think! Because if you’re entertaining, there’s so much more to worry about (main dish, drinks, tableware, the list goes on). Here’s a trick that works for anytime and season: this Blueberry Goat Cheese appetizer! Imagine: a glossy, sweet tart blueberry sauce draped over a warm log of goat cheese, punctuated with pops of fresh herbs. Serve it on crackers or crostini, and no one will be able to stop dipping! You can make this with fresh or frozen berries, or as a shortcut use purchased blueberry jam. It’s always a hit in our family!

Ingredients in blueberry goat cheese

The simplicity of this appetizer idea is magic: the creaminess of the cheese with the sweet tart jam is the perfect combination. This blueberry goat cheese was inspired by our classic goat cheese appetizer, using a homemade blueberry sauce instead of purchased jam. But you can use purchased to make it even simpler! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Goat cheese log (aka chevre)
  • Blueberry sauce: blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice (or purchased jam)
  • Fresh mint or thyme

Throw the goat cheese into the oven with the blueberry sauce and bake 10 minutes, then top with the fresh herbs. The oven warms it so it’s spreadable on crackers or crostini. It’s perfect in any season: summer when blueberries are at their prime, or in the fall or winter with frozen blueberries.

Blueberry Goat Cheese

Tips for the homemade blueberry sauce

This homemade blueberry sauce is quick and easy to make: it takes under 10 minutes and has an incredible burst of sweet berry flavor. Here are a few notes about the process:

  • Use fresh or frozen blueberries. Since you’re cooking them down into a sauce, frozen berries work just as well here!
  • This recipe uses approximately half of the sauce recipe. Use the remainder as a sauce for pancakes, yogurt or ice cream.
  • Vary the fruit if you like! You can also vary the fruit flavor with any type of frozen fruit you like: raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries are very tasty. Or try with frozen peaches or mangos for a fruity spin!
Blueberry Goat Cheese

How to serve blueberry goat cheese

Once you pull the blueberry goat cheese out of the oven, you can serve it immediately! Baking the cheese makes it warm enough to be spreadable on breads or crackers. Here are a few ideas to use for dipping in:

Make ahead tips

Want to make blueberry goat cheese in advance? Taking it to a party? Here’s what to do:

  • Make the blueberry sauce in advance. It takes about 10 minutes to whip up, then refrigerate for up to 1 week before serving.
  • Transporting to a party? Bake at your house first. Then cover the dish in foil and wrap it a towel to keep it warm. It should stay warm for about 20 minutes.
  • Or, bake at the party. Or, have the host preheat the oven for you in advance! Pop it in right when you get to the party.
Blueberry Goat Cheese

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Blueberry goat cheese

Blueberry Goat Cheese


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

This blueberry goat cheese appetizer is easy to make and full of tangy berry flavor! Use it as a dip for crackers, crostini or bread.


Ingredients

For the blueberry sauce (*or 10 tablespoons purchased blueberry jam)

  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt

For the blueberry goat cheese appetizer

  • 10 ounces goat cheese log
  • 10 tablespoons blueberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or thyme
  • Crostini, bread or crackers, for serving

Instructions

  1. Place the blueberries, sugar, and ¼ cup water in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring to a low boil, then cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until the blueberries begin to break down, mashing them with a wooden spoon. Make sure not to let the pot boil over.
  2. Place the cornstarch in a small bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons water. Add it to the sauce and simmer for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and salt. The sauce will thicken even more as it cools. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving (store up to 1 week refrigerated).
  4. When ready to serve, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Spread ½ cup of the blueberry sauce in a small baking dish. Add the goat cheese log. Top with 2 tablespoons of the blueberry sauce. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the dish from the oven and top with fresh mint or thyme. Use as a dip for crostini, bread, or crackers.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Appetizer
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Blueberry goat cheese

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Goat Cheese Pizza

Here’s how to make goat cheese pizza, with gooey pockets of cheese and a tangy tomato sauce. It’s irresistible! When…

A Couple Cooks – Recipes worth repeating.

Here’s how to make goat cheese pizza, with gooey pockets of cheese and a tangy tomato sauce. It’s irresistible!

Goat Cheese Pizza

When it comes to pizza toppings, there’s one that is always, always a hit in our house. Goat cheese! This Goat Cheese Pizza is a true masterpiece, pairing soft pockets of chevre with tangy, garlicky tomato sauce. Shower it with a few sliced onions and a sprinkle of fresh basil, and we promise: the slices will be gone in a flash! This one is a massive crowd pleaser. And side bonus: our son loves it because it reminds us of the game Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza! (Perfect for game night?)

Ingredients in goat cheese pizza

There are loads of different types of toppings you can use for goat cheese pizza (we’ll get to that later). But our favorite is simple and classic: our best pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pockets of fluffy chevre. It reminds us of our favorite Baked Goat Cheese Dip, inspired by our favorite dish at a local pizzeria. Here are the elements you’ll need:

  • Pizza dough: our favorites are Best Pizza Dough, Thin Crust Pizza Dough and Pizza Oven Dough, but there are a few more options below
  • Pizza sauce: This Homemade Pizza Sauce is a must! The flavor is the best you’ll ever have (we promise)
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese: it’s a must to hold together the texture, even with the goat cheese
  • Soft goat cheese (chevre): a soft log of goat cheese, not aged or crumbles
  • Red onion slices
  • Dried oregano
  • Fresh basil, for garnish
Goat Cheese Pizza

For the pizza dough

The trick to the best pizza? Homemade pizza dough. There are several options for dough depending on your preferences and what tools you have available. Here are a few options:

  • Best Pizza Dough: The standard! This is our best oven pizza dough and works best on a pizza stone
  • Thin Crust Pizza Dough: It’s easy and you can roll it out instead of stretching it. It’s also slightly healthier since there is less dough.
  • Pizza Oven Dough: Got a pizza oven? This is the dough recipe for you.
  • Perfect Pan Pizza: Make your pizza in a cast-iron skillet! Takes a little longer but no special tools required.
  • Best-Ever Sheet Pan Pizza: This one makes a double recipe in a large sheet pan: perfect for serving a crowd!
Goat Cheese Pizza

Homemade pizza sauce is a must

When we say you must make this homemade pizza sauce: we mean it! This recipe is one of the most loved on our website and the most made in our house. Here’s why:

  • It tastes incredible. One spoonful and you’ll be singing its praises! Fire roasted canned tomatoes make magic with their sweet, smoky flavor.
  • It takes 5 minutes! No cooking required. It’s SO simple to whip up in a blender.

Variations on goat cheese pizza

Call us basic, but our favorite pizzas are red sauce pizzas. Want to vary up this goat cheese pizza though? There are lots of ways to accessorize cherve with different flavors on a homemade pizza:

  • White pizza: Substitute it for the ricotta in this White Pizza (make sure the goat cheese is room temperature so it’s easy to spread)
  • Caramelized onions: Spread olive oil on the dough, then top with caramelized onions and dollops of cheese
  • Avocado: Make Veggie & Avocado Pizza with bell peppers, avocado, goat cheese and basil
  • Prosciutto: Add prosciutto to the recipe below for even more savory flavor
  • Arugula: Top with lightly dressed baby arugula a la Ultimate Arugula Pizza
Goat Cheese Pizza

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Goat Cheese Pizza

Goat Cheese Pizza


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 medium pizza

Description

Here’s how to make goat cheese pizza, with gooey pockets of cheese and a tangy tomato sauce. It’s irresistible!


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza DoughThin Crust Pizza Dough or Pizza Oven Dough recipes to prepare the dough. (This takes about 15 minutes to make and 45 minutes to rest.)
  2. Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F. OR preheat your pizza oven (here’s the pizza oven we use).
  3. Make the pizza sauce: Make the Homemade Pizza Sauce. (You’ll use about ⅓ cup for the pizza; reserve the remaining sauce and refrigerate for up to 1 week.)
  4. Bake the pizza: When the oven is ready, dust a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour. (If you don’t have a pizza peel, you can use a rimless baking sheet or the back of a rimmed baking sheet. But a pizza peel is well worth the investment!) Stretch the dough into a circle; see How to Stretch Pizza Dough for instructions. Then gently place the dough onto the pizza peel.
  5. Spread a thin layer of the pizza sauce over the dough. Add the mozzarella cheese. Add the goat cheese in large dollops (be generous!). Sprinkle with the red onion slices and dried oregano. Add a few pinches of kosher salt and some fresh ground pepper, to taste.
  6. Use the pizza peel to carefully transfer the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone. Bake the pizza until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about 5 to 7 minutes in the oven (or 1 to 2 minutes in a pizza oven).
  7. Allow the pizza to cool for a minute or two before adding the basil on top (whole leaves, lightly torn, or thinly sliced). Slice into pieces and serve immediately.
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Goat cheese pizza

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