Goat cheese and jam tarts are super easy to prepare and a delicious appetizer for any occasion. Whip them up in just a few minutes!
Are you looking for a fun or fancy appetizer to use to show off your excellent hosting skills? Check out these jam tarts!
With just a few minutes and 4 simple ingredients, you can have a batch of delicious goat cheese and jam tarts that everyone can enjoy!
Goat cheese and jam combine together to create a sweet, tangy, fruity, and savory treat like you’ve never had before. It’s truly a delicious and worthwhile snack that feels so much richer and extravagant than it really is.
I love working with goat cheese. It’s healthy, it’s a delicious and fun fact- did you know that goat milk has essential vitamins, potassium and iron than cows milk and that its a great source of fatty acids (these are converted into energy for your body and not turned into body fat)?
If you’ve got a goat in your yard you probably knew this already, but it’s just one more reason to love those furry critters!
If you’ve never actually bought goat cheese before you may be surprised to find that the price is pretty reasonable.
Which makes these jam tarts that much more appealing- healthier and cheaper are always two things to consider when making food but my absolute favorite thing is that the jam tarts are so gosh darn easy to make!
How to make jam tarts
- Preheat your oven to 400F degrees and lightly grease a muffin tin before setting it aside.
- Gently roll out the puff pastry crust so that it’s a nice and even layered. It helps if it’s not frozen when you do this.
- Cut the sheet into 12 equal sized pieces.
- Place each piece inside a muffin cup in the greased tin, and then press it down to create a little bowl.
- Spoon the goat cheese into each little dough bowl.
- Spoon some jam over the top of the goat cheese and spread it out evenly.
- Then bake the tarts for about 10 minutes.
- Let them cool completely before sprinkling the top with powdered sugar.
What jam goes good with goat cheese?
It would be easier to list what doesn’t go well than to make an extensive list of things that go great with it. That said, your favorite jams should work just fine.
Everything from a fig or onion jam to apricot, blackberry, and marmalades taste incredible and each one brings a unique taste and experience.
Can you freeze goat cheese tarts?
Yes. You can freeze your tarts before or after they’ve been baked depending on how you feel. If you freeze them raw, make sure to leave them in muffin tins to hold their shape and keep them well covered.
If you freeze them baked, let them be cooled completely before sticking in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Could I use homemade puff pastry?
You definitely could use homemade puff pastry to make this recipe if you have it on hand.
Although making your own puff pastry does take a lot of time and effort it would really help to make this dish taste more authentically homemade and be a great way to show off your culinary skills.
Goat Cheese + Jam Tarts
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 6 ounces goat cheese
- 1/4 cup jam use your favorite kind
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Gently roll out the puff pastry crust into an even layer.
- Cut the sheet into 12 sections.
- Gently press the sections into a greased muffin tin.
- Spoon the goat cheese into the puff pastry sections.
- Spoon the jam evenly into the puff pastry sections over the cream cheese.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Let cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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