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Roasted Cherry, Whipped Goat Cheese, and Thyme Hors d'Oeuvres

Roasted Cherry, Whipped Goat Cheese, & Thyme Hors d'Oeuvres are a can't-stop combo of juicy cherries, tangy goat cheese, and earthy thyme, atop a crispy Breton cracker.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 crackers
Calories 55 kcal
Author Danielle Cushing

Ingredients

  • 36 large cherries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 10 ounces crumbled goat cheese room temperature
  • 2 ounces whipped cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a small bowl, toss the cherries and sugar together then arrange in a single layer on your prepared baking sheet. Roast until the sugar melts and begins to caramelize and the cherries start to release their juices, about 15 minutes. Toss every 5 minutes to keep cherries from burning. Once cherries are done roasting, transfer to a bowl and refrigerate about 15 minutes until cool enough to handle. When cherries are cool to touch, slice each cherry in half and remove the pit. Reserve the cherry juice.
  3. Meanwhile, add goat cheese, cream cheese, and pepper to a food processor and blend until uniform and soft.
  4. Spread each cracker with about 1 tablespoon of the whipped goat cheese. Top with 1 1/2 roasted cherries and sprinkle with thyme. Drizzle with reserved cherry juice just before serving.