Honey and Goat Cheese Tart + Giveaway

Hosting Easter Brunch at your house this year? Why not serve each guest a honey and goat cheese tart with fresh blackberries and honeydew on top? You’re likely to start a new family tradition!

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Spring is here and it’s time to brunch.

I don’t know why, but it seems brunch is reserved specifically for warm months. I wait all year to start inviting friends over for a late morning meal on the weekends. We always provide a couple breakfast options, a fresh salad of some sort, and then a few transitional dishes.

Making - Honey Goat Cheese Tart with Blackberries and Honeydew! #spring #brunch #giveaway #goatcheese #tart

These transitional dishes could be anything… a lightly sweetened dessert, a dinner favorite I plan to serve in smaller portions, sandwiches, snack items, even soup. Really, the possibilities are endless.

That’s what makes brunch so great! It’s a delicate sleepy-eyed free for all, where anything goes as long as you have fruit and eggs somewhere on the table.

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I like to serve a light pastry at brunches. Something that’s not quite a dessert (or at least not a very sweet dessert) but offers all the components of a treat… a rich ingredient, crunch-factor, a touch of sweetness, and something fresh.

This Goat Cheese Tart served with sliced honeydew and blackberries captures all of this and then some.

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Buttery puff pastry is filled with a softened creamy goat cheese and honey mixture, then baked into crispy perfection.

Once out of the oven, each goat cheese tart is kissed with fresh zingy blackberries and thin slices of honeydew melon, before receiving a final drizzle of sweet dripping honey.

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Something so light and ethereal deserves to be served at the most treasured meal of the week. And it deserves to be paired with a great cup of coffee.

At weekend brunches we also make sure to have our guests covered in the beverage area. Often this includes a fresh squeezed juice or two, Lt. Dan’s famous Bloody Marys, and a great selection of coffees.

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Using Keurig® Special Edition Brewing System is the best way to serve coffee at brunch because everyone gets to choose the Starbucks Coffee they like.

For spring, I prefer the new Starbucks Blonde Roast Coffees; light roasts with distinct flavors.

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They are both delicious, so it’s hard to chose, but I like Starbucks Bright Sky Blend with the goat cheese tart. The nutty essence balances the tang from the goat cheese and blackberries, bringing out their fresh spring appeal.

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Yield: 8 tarts

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Goat Cheese Tart

Ingredients:

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 10 oz. chevre goat cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1/4 cup honey + extra for drizzling
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sliced honey dew
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the softened goat cheese, 1 egg, honey and salt in a small bowl. Mash together with a fork until smooth.
  2. Lay the puff pastry sheets out on a floured work surface. Roll them slightly to remove the creases. Use a large knife or pizza cutter to cut each piece into 4 equal squares. Then use a fork to prick the center of each square, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the edges.
  3. Spoon the goat cheese mixture evenly on the 8 squares. Use a spatula to smooth out the goat cheese, covering the fork pricks. Then gently fold the borders over the edges of the goat cheese, pinching the corners to make smaller squares. Use the fork to gently crimp the flat edges on the sides of all the tarts. Then move them to the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Whisk the remaining egg with 2 Tb. of water. Brush the egg wash over the crimped crusts. Bake the tarts for 15-20 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  5. Remove the tarts from the oven and cool for at least 10 minutes. Then top with small slices of honeydew and fresh blackberries. Drizzle with honey and serve warm or at room temperature.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Starbucks Coffee Company. All opinions are my own.

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238 Responses to “Honey and Goat Cheese Tart + Giveaway”

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    marina — April 3, 2014 @ 6:48 pm

    Bear claw from Bosa’s Donuts with coffee — my fav!
    If it’s something homemade then I really love making pumpkin cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, giant mug of coffee on the side1

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    Heather Hayes Panjon — April 3, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    Biscotti, Muffins, Crepes, Are Some Of My Favorite Items To Serve With Coffee.

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    Tabathia B — April 3, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    chocolate chip muffins

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    Kimberly H — April 3, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    I love serving waffles with coffee.

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    Vera K — April 4, 2014 @ 5:44 am

    I serve apple coffee cake or blueberry muffins.

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    Smitha — April 4, 2014 @ 6:18 am

    Baked Oatmeal!

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    Craig B. — April 4, 2014 @ 6:28 am

    Various pastries, such as coffee cake or Scandinavian pastry specialties like almond kringler, sunbuckles or Kransekake.

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    Julie — April 4, 2014 @ 7:14 am

    Scones are my favorite thing to have and serve with coffee!

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    Vunda V — April 4, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    i love chocolate croissants for brunch

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    Aaron Rabideau — April 4, 2014 @ 7:38 am

    Looks amazing!!

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    Dionne S — April 4, 2014 @ 7:54 am

    Apple French Toast.

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    LP — April 4, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    I love serving frittatas, egg-centric baked pancakes, and/or baked oatmeal for easy brunches for a crowd.

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    Traci Sandler — April 4, 2014 @ 10:38 am

    French toast casserole!

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    Windy P. — April 4, 2014 @ 11:17 am

    Scones or belgian waffles with an assortment of toppings. :)

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    Emily Silver — April 4, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    I just like espresso with my coffee in the morning-okay as my coffee…with maple syrup and raw milk! If I’m doing an all out brunch-Show me the waffles! And Fruit! And okay, make me an omelet while you’re in the kitchen…

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    Sue — April 4, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

    I love bagels with my coffee

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    C.J. — April 4, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

    Scones

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    Sally Tews — April 4, 2014 @ 2:25 pm

    I love Creme brulee overnight french toast with fresh oranges.
    I so want to win a Kuerig ,as I so love coffee and expresso.I think
    you have a great selection of coffees which gives me so many choices.
    I think I am going to try your recipe the next time~sounds so good.
    Thanks for the chance to win. :-)

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    Sarah — April 4, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    I love serving coffee cake. MMM.

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    Stacy — April 4, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    I love to do omelets for brunch.

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    Gypsie — April 4, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    A good cup of coffee with cream cheese coffee cake!

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    Shawna — April 4, 2014 @ 5:15 pm

    Any and every type of fruit pastries!

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    mysweetiepiepie — April 4, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    My favorite is blueberry coffee cake.

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    BK — April 4, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    I like glazed donuts with coffee

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    Laura — April 4, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

    My grandmas Carmel rolls…so sticky and delicious!

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    Kathleen Sturgis — April 4, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

    Swiss cheese omelet and rye toast. My favorite morning meal.

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    Cris — April 4, 2014 @ 8:35 pm

    I love to serve a savory muffins, and /or scrambeled eggs with goat cheese and herbs

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    Sara Garcia — April 4, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    I enjoy fruit, quiche, and a pastry or two. Thank you for this opportunity!

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    Nancy Long — April 5, 2014 @ 6:34 am

    I just got a Keurig for Christmas so don’t need it, but the goat cheese tarts sound fantastic

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    Leslie — April 5, 2014 @ 7:02 am

    Hi Sommer!
    Some of my favorites for brunch are quiches and some type of scones or sweet muffins….yum!

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    Lisa Sarpolis — April 5, 2014 @ 7:17 am

    I love Eggs Benedict with a side of fruit covered in honey yogurt :)

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    Cynthia — April 5, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    Something with eggs like an omelet.

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    Teresa — April 5, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    Biscuits and bacon gravy! mmmm

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    Kristen — April 6, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    My favorite is beignets dusted with powdered sugar.

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    Breenah — April 6, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    Quiche and fruit salad are my faves :D

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    Annette — April 6, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    Since coffee goes with just about everything, it’s hard to pick my favorite brunch items to serve with it. I do like to have pastries, like beignets, and frittatas, like zucchini, with coffee.

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    Pam — April 6, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

    Asparagus and mushroom frittata, sweet rolls or cinnamon coffee cake, BACON.

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