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Pesto Goat Cheese with Raspberry Sauce

Love an appetizer you can throw together at the last minute? Pesto Goat Cheese is an easy dish that tastes amazing when drizzled with decadent raspberry sauce.

I’m crazy about goat cheese. I wanted to serve it at a catering event, but didn’t want the strong taste to over power the guests.

That’s when I decided to mix it with cream cheese, which not only calms it down, but expands the quantity of the dish without spending twice as much.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Adding pesto compliments the cheese mixture perfectly, but drizzling raspberry sauce over the top gives this dish a whole new dimension.

You’ll love how quickly it all comes together (only 15 minutes!), but you’ll really flip over the compliments you’ll get when you show up at the party with this treasure. Tell ’em Debi sent ya.

Easy Ingredient List

  • goat cheese
  • Neufchatel cream cheese 
  • basil pesto
  • raspberry jam
  • fresh raspberries
  • walnuts

How to Make It

With a mixer or by hand, beat the goat cheese and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in basil pesto and mix well.

Spread mixture into the center of a pretty serving dish.

In a separate bowl, gently mix raspberry jam, raspberries, and chopped walnuts with a spoon. Make a well in the middle of the cream cheese mixture. Spoon raspberry mixture into well of cheese mixture and serve cold.

Serving Suggestions

It’s best to serve this dip cold with crackers or crostini. Pesto Goat Cheese with Raspberry Sauce is also delicious with fresh veggies and fruit.

This recipe makes a unique afternoon snack, or an easy appetizer to take to parties or get-togethers.

It’s perfect for afternoon snacks or lunch box treats too!

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pesto goat cheese with fruits and veggies

Pesto Goat Cheese with Raspberry Sauce


  • Author: Debi ~ Quiche My Grits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

When you need an appetizer in a jiffy, Pesto Goat Cheese with decadent raspberry sauce will make you the hit of the party.  


Scale

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. log of goat cheese
  • 8 oz. Neufchatel cream cheese 
  • 1 Tbsp. basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam, seedless
  • 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. With a mixer or by hand, beat the goat cheese and cream cheese until smooth.  
  2. Stir in basil pesto and mix well.  
  3. Spread mixture into the center of a pretty serving dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, gently mix raspberry jam, raspberries, and chopped walnuts with a spoon.  
  5. Make a well in the middle of the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Spoon raspberry mixture into well of cheese mixture and serve cold.

Notes

Serve cold with rice crackers or crostini. 

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pesto, basil pesto, pesto goat cheese, appetizer, cream cheese, goat cheese, raspberry, easy recipe

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