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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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This blueberry goat cheese is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Blueberry goat cheese

Blueberry Goat Cheese



  • Author:
    Sonja Overhiser

  • icon clock Prep Time:
    5 minutes

  • icon clock Cook Time:
    10 minutes

  • icon clock Total Time:
    15 minutes

  • icon cutlery 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.

  • icon folderCategory: Appetizer
  • icon squaresMethod: Baked
  • icon flagCuisine: Appetizer
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Blueberry goat cheese

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