Blackberry Goat Cheese

This recipe for a sweet and savory Blackberry Goat Cheese appetizer is perfect for your next gathering! This elegant appetizer is easy to make with just 5-ingredients. This recipe uses a store-bought goat cheese log topped with a delicious Oregon blackberry compote and is the star of any party!

Recipe created by Erin from

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1 cup blackberries
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice (plus ½ teaspoon lemon zest)
Pinch salt
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
8 ounce goat cheese log


Step 1
In a small skillet over medium heat, add blackberries, lemon juice, honey and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes, breaking up the berries with a potato masher or a fork.

Step 2
Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and thyme. Cover and refrigerate for about 20 minutes, until slightly cooled.

Step 3
Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap and spoon about 1/2 of the blackberry mixture onto the plastic wrap, about the same shape and size as the goat cheese log.

Step 4
Place the goat cheese on top.

Step 5
Spread the remaining blackberry mixture on top and wrap tightly in the plastic wrap.

Step 6
Refrigerate for about an hour, or until ready to serve.

Step 7
Serve with your favorite crackers or crostini.