This simple and delicious blueberry goat cheese dip is the perfect appetizer or passing dish. Get ready to be showered in compliments about how amazing this dip is anytime you bring it out!
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Goat cheese-you either love it or you hate it. But, slather it in a deliciously sweet and complex blueberry sauce, and you’re sure to convert a few naysayers each and every time you make it!
Why This Recipe Works
This easy blueberry goat cheese appetizer is perfect party food. It’s beautiful and full of complex flavors that will impress any foodie!
Simple to make: You only need 7 ingredients to whip this goat cheese appetizer together, and most of them are sitting in your pantry now!
A fun use for seasonal fruit: If you’re swarming in blueberries, this is a tasty way to use them up. Double the compote recipe and use it on ice cream, toast, and more. Have an abundance of another fruit? Check the substitutions below for other fruits to try.
Quick to make: Heading out to a party and need a quick passing dish? This recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make start to finish.
Impressive: The colors and flavor of this dip make it shine at any party. Serve along with crackers, fruit, pretzels, nuts and other cheeses and you have a beautiful appetizer board ready to go.
- Goat cheese (or chèvre)- you can use either a spread or goat cheese logs. I was able to find 4 ounce logs of goat cheese and used two for this recipe. Make sure it’s plain and not already flavored.
- Blueberries- fresh blueberries.
- Greek Yogurt- plain greek yogurt. Any fat percentage will work- I used non-fat.
- Lemon- use fresh lemon if you can.
- Maple Syrup- The real deal, not pancake syrup.
- Cinnamon- just a small amount of cinnamon tastes absolutely amazing in this blueberry compote.
- Rosemary- adding fresh rosemary adds complexity to the dish and a subtle earthy tone.
See recipe card for quantities.
Here is the equipment you’ll need to make this crowd-pleasing appetizer.
🥣 Step by Step Instructions
Make the goat cheese spread
Combine the goat cheese and greek yogurt in the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium-sized mixing bowl. Beat until the mixture is whipped together. Spread the mixture into the bottom of a small plate.
Make the blueberry compote
In a small pot, add the blueberries, maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, and water–stir well. Turn the heat to medium-low and cover.
Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries burst and the mixture resembles a thickened syrup. This could take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.
Remove the blueberry compote from the heat and let cool.
Once cooled, pour the blueberry compote over the top of the whipped goat cheese. Spread the blueberries on top. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
Hint: Wait for the blueberry sauce to cool slightly, but it doesn’t have to be completely cold. This dip is actually just as amazing warm as it is chilled for a few hours. If you’re serving right away, you can serve warm.
Here are some easy swaps to make this blueberry goat cheese perfect for you!
- Swap the fruit. Blackberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries all go well with goat cheese.
- Use a different cheese. If you don’t like goat cheese, this recipe would work well with cream cheese, mascarpone, or a combination of any of these three kinds of cheese.
- Switch up the sweetener. Instead of maple syrup, use table sugar or honey. You can also add fun flavors by using infused honey.
- Make it a cheese log. Create a blueberry goat cheese log instead of dip for an appetizer that’s extra pretty to look at.
- To do this, skip the greek yogurt and whipping step and just use an 8-ounce goat cheese log or squish two 4-ounce logs together.
- Scoop half the blueberry compote onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and place to goat cheese log on top. Pour the rest of the compote on top and wrap it up in plastic.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, turning several times to avoid the bottom becoming too flat.
What Does Blueberry Goat Cheese Taste Like?
Blueberry and goat cheese is the perfect pair. Tangy salty goat cheese meets sweet and complex blueberry sauce for a truly complementary explosion of flavor.
The rosemary, maple syrup, and cinnamon bring out a sweet but deep flavor in the blueberry sauce that just works with the tangy goat cheese.
What Crackers Should You Use?
Anything crunchy or seedy goes great with blueberry goat cheese. Choose a mild-flavored cracker so that the flavor of the dip isn’t overwhelmed.
Some good choices are:
With this dip, you’ll want to avoid crackers like Triscuits, as the extra salty flavor and rough texture won't pair well.
Goat cheese pairs well with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, strawberries, and cranberries.
Blueberry pairs perfectly with mascarpone, cream cheese, crème fraiche, and ricotta cheese.
Sauvignon Blanc, rosé, chardonnay, and malbec all pair well with blueberry goat cheese.
📦 How to Store It
Store the prepared dip in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. You can also make the blueberry compote ahead of time and store that in the refrigerator for 1-2 days before assembling.
Serve alongside crackers or toasted french bread for a simple dip or make it a more impressive appetizer by making a cheese board with:
- Nuts- almonds, pistachios, and cashews
- Pears and apples
Did you make this recipe?
Simple Blueberry Goat Cheese Dip
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- small pot
- 8 ounces goat cheese logs or spread
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced rosemary
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Make the whipped goat cheese
- Combine the goat cheese and greek yogurt in the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Beat until the mixture is whipped together. Spread the mixture into the bottom of a small plate and set aside.
Make the blueberry compote
- In a small pot, add the blueberries, maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, and water–stir well. Turn the heat to medium-low and cover.
- Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries burst and the mixture resembles a thickened syrup. This could take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.
- Remove the blueberry compote from the heat and let cool.
- Once cooled, pour the blueberry compote over the top of the whipped goat cheese. Spread the blueberries on top. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
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