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Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey & Lemon

Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini {with Honey & Lemon}

There something really wholesome about a beautiful bowl of fresh spinach and mixed greens sprinkled with the fruit of summer.  That’s exactly how I’ve been enjoying my salads lately…with assorted berries, nuts & cheeses.  Last week when I got to the end of several of my salad ingredients I was left with spinach, blueberries, and a bit of goat cheese.  I drizzled that with balsamic vinaigrette and discovered my favorite salad of the summer.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey & Lemon

That’s when the wheels started spinning and the need to recreate this flavor combination kicked into high gear.  Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini sounded like a winning appetizer.  I cooked down a cup of fresh blueberries with a teaspoon of sugar, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, a tablespoon of honey and a drizzle of my new Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar.  When the blueberries just began to burst I removed them from the heat and allowed to cool slightly.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey & Lemon

I was excited to learn that our local market carried ‘Honey’ Goat Cheese.  It was infused ever so slightly with a lovely honey flavor which paired nicely with the lemon.  A little lemon zest on top to finish.  If you can’t find honey goat cheese, a drizzle of honey will do the trick.  I shared these Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini {with Honey & Lemon} last night at a family gathering and found out I’m not alone on believing blueberries and goat cheese belong together.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey & Lemon

Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini {with Honey & Lemon}
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbl. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbl. lemon zest
  • 1 Tbl. honey
  • 1 Tbl. blueberry balsamic (or favorite)
  • 4 oz. goat cheese (honey infused), room temperature
  • 1 narrow baguette, sliced and baked until crispy
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat add blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, and balsamic. Cook stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes just until blueberries begin to burst. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Serve blueberry compote with softened goat cheese and crostini.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey & Lemon

 

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