Love hosting family & friends during the Holiday season? These easy and delicious Fig & Goat Cheese bite-sized appetizers will be a sure shot hit during your Holiday parties. Just 4 ingredients and you have a crowd-pleasing appetizer that will be gone in no time!
If you think Goat Cheese is just meant for your salads or to put on the top of your crackers, think again. Goat cheese is very versatile that has a distinct flavor of its own. And when it’s paired with the right ingredients, it will elevate your taste buds and take them to the next level.
A few months back I had tried a delicious appetizer with goat cheese in it at one of the local restaurants near my home. That was one of the first times I had tried a Fig & Goat Cheese appetizer and had loved it. But despite it being really delicious, it was also pricey. Ever since then, I had planned on recreating that recipe at home.
Now don’t get me wrong, but these Fig & Goat Cheese Mini appetizers turned out better than the one I had tried at that restaurant and approximately at a fraction of the cost than what I had paid for.
They will literally take 15 minutes to assemble and are so delicious that you will want to make them for every party that you host. They also make a great hors-d’oeuvre for any potluck party that you are planning to attend.
I mean, look how cute they look. Who wouldn’t want to devour them?
Warning: They will be gone in no time. So you better make sure you have plenty for your guests 🙂
All you need are four ingredients – Goat Cheese, mini phyllo shells (I used the frozen ones) and Fig Preserves. For a final touch, I roughly crushed some pistachios and drizzled them on top for an even festive look.
For this recipe, I used Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese Log and filled them in mini phyllo cups. I then scooped Fig preserves on it to give it some sweetness.
Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese comes in various flavors. I used the Fresh Fig Goat cheese log which is a scrumptious pairing of mild and tangy, snow-white Goat Cheese with the sweet flavor of figs.
This soft Goat Cheese has a pleasantly fresh aftertaste which not only tastes amazing in appetizers like these but also tastes great on cheese plates or even desserts!
- Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese log - 1 4 oz. packet
- Mini Frozen Phyllo Shells - 15
- Fig Preserves - 1/2 cup
- Pistachios - 8-10 roughly crushed/ chopped
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Thaw your mini frozen phyllo cups for about 10 minutes. Fill the phyllo shells with about a tbsp of Goat cheese in each cup.
- Place it in the oven for 10 minutes or until the goat cheese slightly melts.
- Remove from oven and top each cup with a tsp of Fig preserves.
- Finish the dish by adding crushed pistachios (optional step)
Since the Fig preserves that were already pretty sweet, there is other sweetener like honey.
You can even use fresh figs in this recipe but if you do, you may need to drizzle a little bit of honey on it to give it an added sweetness.
I hope you give this recipe a try during the upcoming holiday season. And the next time you are planning to entertain guests, try using Goat cheese in your dishes. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.
You can get your Joan of Arc Goat cheese from the Cheese section in your grocery store –
For more recipes and inspiration, check out Joan of Arc® Cheese website.
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