Goat Cheese & Apple Tart

I found this recipe when we were invited to a last minute party. We were just returning from out of state and all I had in the fridge was apples and goat cheese. I fell back on my standard, Google (verb) "ingredient 1 and ingredient 2" and the word "recipe" and found these little lovelies at A Cozy Kitchen. I went back to make them again several months later but somehow the recipe had disappeared. My husband came to the rescue and found the cashed page on the Way back machine! Although the short list of ingredients make it fairly easy to remember: 

Goat Cheese & Apple Tart

2 sheets frozen puff pastry

10 oz goat cheese
2 granny smith apples (or similar variety)
2 tbl olive oil
1 tbl chopped fresh or dried thyme


Heat the oven to 425 F. Use the puff pastry straight from the freezer, and lay it flat to cut into squares. Place pieces on a lightly greased baking sheet and sprinkle goat cheese in the center of each square. (The original recipe said to thinly slice the apples, but you do not want them paper thin. A little thicker is actually good to hold in moisture and bring out a stronger apple flavor.) Arrange apple slices to cover the cheese completely. Drizzlewith olive oil & sprinkle with thyme. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the is golden brown on the edges.  

These are lovely hot or cold, and an easy, quick dish that make people say, "wow,  you make such amazing food," when in reality you're just good at running to the store for puff pastry. (If you've ever made your own puff pasty I salute you. I googled it one and about fell off my chair when I realized the amount of work involved. I don't think I'll be attempting it any time soon.)


Tonight for dinner I made Chicken and mushroom alfredo topped with with an Arugula pesto because, ARUGULA! (And I had some mushrooms in the fridge that were reaching end of life.) I used milk instead of cream in the Alfredo sauce since cream is a bit more than this gallbladderless girl can handle. It was lovely, peppery, warm Monday night goodness to have, made with love and music blasting. 

My next and/or soon blog post will be on the hydroponics system set up in our basement that supplied our copious amounts of arugula. Year round fresh greens here we come!



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  1. Thank you for the goat cheese / apple recipe!!! Will be attempting very soon :)

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