Goat cheese tarts with puff pastry shells, drizzled in honey and fresh thyme are a perfect 4 ingredient recipe that you’re going to love!
If you’re looking for a fancy looking appetizer to share with dinner guests or looking for a way to use up all of that goat cheese in the fridge, these tarts are perfect for you.
They only take a few minutes to prep and to cook in the oven so they’re even great for those last-minute dinner plans you forgot about.
While you may not be able to picture a plate of goat cheese puff pastry tarts on the table next to baked chicken wings at a football party, they do hold their own for a variety of occasions. You can even dress them up or dress them down depending on what the case may be.
Enjoying a goat cheese tart appetizer before dinner can be a great way to set yourself up for a delicious meal. Whether it be a Thanksgiving feast or a simple homecooked meal, appetizers always give that elevated appeal. Not only that, but they can make for a great time with friends to drink and relax before sitting down to eat.
On a busy holiday or before a dinner event, having those few minutes to laugh and relax with friends and family is always worth it.
Ingredients for Goat Cheese Tarts
- Puff pastry
- Goat cheese
How to make goat cheese tarts
- Preheat your oven to 400ºF degrees and grease a muffin tin, set it aside.
- Gently roll out a thawed puff pastry sheet so that it’s a nice and even layer.
- Cut the dough into 12 sections.
- Gently press the sections into the muffin tin so that one section fits in each cup and creates a small bowl to hold the filling.
- Spoon the goat cheese into the pastry sections, dividing equally between the 12.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove the tarts from the pan and then drizzle them with honey.
- Sprinkle some fresh thyme over the top of the tarts and serve.
Yes, you can place the baked cheese tarts on a baking sheet in the oven at 375ºF degrees for about 5 minutes to reheat and warm them thoroughly. Then you can serve warm and enjoy.
Yes, You can place baked and cooled cheese tarts (minus the honey and thyme) and place them in an airtight container for up to 3 months, thaw, and reheat before serving.
You can also place them in a muffin tin and freeze before baking so that it’s easy to bake and serve when you’re ready to enjoy them.
What goes well with goat cheese tarts?
- Kale salad
- Creamy poppy seed dressing with spinach salad
- Blue cheese steak salad
- Easy cucumber salad
- Creamy tuscan chicken
- Split pea and ham soup
- Chicken and pastina soup
- White bean soup
- Tortellini soup
Goat Cheese Tarts
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 6 ounces goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon thyme fresh
- 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.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until it is golden brown.
- Drizzle with honey.
- Sprinkle with thyme.
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