Sunday, June 3, 2012

Blackberry Lemon Goat Cheese Puffs

 Someday I will make my own is not that day. I will organize the junk drawer and dream about jellybeans...but today is not that day. Someday, I will add more pictures to my kids baby books and make sure that my toddler flosses his is not that day. Someday, I will make my own puff pastry...until then I will use frozen. And these are so easy and crowd pleasing, I may just put my energy into something else. You must make these....someday.

I cut my pastry into triangles as I only had one frozen sheet of pastry and wanted to make a lot for a weekend BBQ crowd.

Don't worry if the blackberry falls off during the baking process. You will have to lift it up to put on the arugula.
Simple and easy and a melt in your mouth butter of goodness!

Blackberry Lemon Goat Cheese Puffs

Adapted from Sutterbean

Makes a whole bunch!
6-8oz of goat cheese room temperature
1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 large tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of milk
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1 pint blackberries
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

Preheat the oven to 400F. Line your baking sheets with parchment.

In a bowl, mix the room temperature goat cheese, lemon zest and honey together. In another bowl mix the blackberries and vinegar and let them sit for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Cut the puff pastry into squares or triangles. ( You could even do circles with a cookie cutter)  Place them on the lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart and score a triangle into the pastry making sure not to cut all the way to the bottom. (If you are making squares, score a square, circle score a circle) You get my drift. Using a pastry brush lightly brush the pastry with milk.

Place a dollop of the lemon goat cheese on top of each pastry and top with a blackberry.
Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden. Let them cool and then place a leaf of arugula under each blackberry. Can be served warm or at room temperature.


  1. Love it! It looks super tasty, plus easy.
    I don't think there's anything wrong with using premade puff pastry! Saves time.

  2. Oh, those look so delicious! The perfect summer appetizer!

  3. Those look sooooooooooooo good! Perfect for party and I bet they pair well with a little bubbly too!!