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This creamy, sweet, and tangy Blueberry Goat Cheese appetizer is a flavorful dupe for the fruity Trader Joe’s goat cheese log, but with a much prettier presentation. As a bonus, it requires just 7 ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to make.Pin this recipe for later!
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Why I Love This Recipe
I promise once you try this creamy goat cheese dip, you’ll fall in love. Sweet, juicy summer berries and tangy fresh chevre make for an exceptional pair.
If that weren’t enough to love, this flavored goat cheese recipe is:
- Made With Just 7 Ingredients. A short shopping list is just one of many reasons to love this tasty cheese spread!
- Quick & Easy. You’ll spend less than 20 minutes of active time making this gorgeous appetizer, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the party.
- Versatile. Feel free to swap in your favorite berry or fruit to make this delectable cheese dip work for you all year long.
How To Make Blueberry Goat Cheese
See recipe card below for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Make Blueberry Compote: Heat blueberries, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt in a small saucepan and stir frequently until the blueberries begin to soften and burst. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and set aside to cool.
- Whip Cheeses: Beat goat cheese and cream cheese together with a hand mixer until completely smooth. Add some honey and chopped rosemary.
- Plate Cheese Dip: Spread the cheese mixture onto a shallow plate or dish, top with blueberry compote and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
- Chill & Enjoy. Refrigerate for at least an hour, then serve with your favorite crackers or Crostini.
How To Serve
- Use mild crackers like crostini, Ritz, and water crackers for serving so the crackers don’t compete with the dip.
- Make sure that the cheese is visible beneath the blueberries by leaving about a 1-inch border. This will make the dip look really pretty on the plate and when it is spread on the crackers.
- This blueberries and goat cheese spread is a welcome addition to any antipasto platter. Just be sure to keep it corralled in a smaller bowl or plate to make sure the blueberry compote doesn’t make a mess.
- Only use the yellow part of the zest. Citrus zest is chock-full of essential oils, so it can impart a ton of flavor. That said, the white pith of citrus is often very bitter. Make sure to just use the top, brightly colored layer of zest for the best flavor.
- Plate it properly. This recipe makes a relatively small amount so it will look the best on a salad plate or a very small platter. If you want more of an abundant look, make a double batch for serving in a pie platter.
- Make a sunburst pattern with your crackers by plating the smaller plate of flavored goat cheese in the center of a larger serving platter, then fanning the crackers around in an artistic fashion.
Make Ahead – Both parts of the recipe can be made up to a week in advance. Store separately in an airtight container in the fridge. Keep in mind that this changes how long leftovers should be kept.
How long will it last? Once the spread is assembled, it should be consumed within 2 days for the best appearance. Any leftovers will keep for up to a week.
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Blueberry Goat Cheese
- 1 cup fresh blueberries or frozen, thawed
- 2 tablespoon honey divided
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1-2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 6 ounces soft goat cheese (chevre) not crumbled
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add blueberries, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt. Stir frequently until blueberries begin to burst; about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside, uncovered, to cool completely.
- Place goat cheese and cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer until well combined and smooth. Stir in 1 tablespoon of honey and the chopped rosemary.
- Spread the goat cheese mixture into a shallow dish or plate, then top with the blueberries, leaving a 1-inch so the blueberries don’t drip off the sides. Drizzle with honey if desired and top with a sprig or two of fresh rosemary.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Serve with your favorite crackers.