One of the first meals I had last summer when we arrived in Germany was a delicious salad topped by baked goat cheese and honey. The combination of the creamy savory cheese and sweet honey is absolutely fantastic and started a bit of an obsession.
A few months ago, I was looking for a good baked goat cheese recipe to upgrade my traditional goat cheese and honey on bread snack. I found this recipe and my version has become a go-to appetizer for parties and get togethers. It’s super easy but is guaranteed to impress!
Baked Goat Cheese En Croat Recipe
This recipe is very easy to adjust for larger or smaller groups – or to better suit your tastes.
- Log of goat cheese (approximately 10 ounces)
- Package of crescent rolls or sheet of puff pastry
- 1 Egg
- 1 cup dried cherries or mixture of dried cherries and dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons dried Rosemary
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. If using crescent rolls, unroll and press together triangles to create single rectangle sheet. If using puff pastry, thaw according to directions.
Place dried cherries and dried cranberries on plate and roll goat cheese on plate so that it’s covered in dried fruit. I’ve found it much easier to cover cheese and transfer to the pastry rather than place fruit on pastry.
Drizzle honey on cheese or directly on center of pastry. Sprinkle rosemary on pastry.
Place goat cheese in center of pastry on top of honey and rosemary, rounded-side down. Wrap pastry around goat cheese and seal to fully enclose the goat cheese. You may have to trim ends, or fold it over for pastry deliciousness.
Beat egg and add a little water to create egg wash and apply with pastry brush to the pastry.
Bake for 10 – 15 minutes.
Serve with bread or crackers and enjoy!
Trust me, this is the perfect appetizer for a crowd and will be a hit at your next cocktail party.
Photos by Catherine Murton for The Shopping Mama.