With these cranberry pomegranate goat cheese tartlets you will have not only a festive appetizer for the holiday season, but also a tasty one.
Do you love Christmas time as much as I do? Everyone is so happy and you get to spend time with all your family and friends. So many different Christmas parties to attend, which means a ton of food to eat.
I’m always the one to bring some sort of food to a party. Gives me a chance to make a new recipe and test it out on people. A win for everyone. Well that is if the recipe is good.
If you have read some of my past posts I love making food for parties. They are always the most fun to me. I think I just love finger foods because you usually get a taste of a variety of things. I love variety when it comes to food.
So I was trying think of a good appetizer that I could bring to a Christmas party I attended last weekend. I didn’t want to do something sweet because my true love is salty. But since it’s not all about me, what about a salty/sweet mixture.
I am obsessed with all things cheese. I don’t think there’s a dish I don’t like if it involves cheese. One of my favorite all time cheeses is goat cheese. That spreadable white gold of a food has my heart.
I think some people cringe with just the thought of goat cheese just because the word goat. But if you haven’t tried it you have no idea what you are missing. Spreading some on some toasted baguette bread is really all you need.
But with this recipe I wanted to skip the step of people having to spread it themselves so I decided to do a tartlet type recipe. That’s where these puff pastry sheets come in so handy. No having to make your own dough, which saves you time.
First you want to cook your cranberries and pomegranate. It’s almost like making homemade cranberry sauce, but with less sugar. Just bring those ingredients to a boil, stirring constantly until you get a nice consistency like cranberry sauce. Just set aside to cool some.
After your puff pastry thaws lay it at and roll it a tad. I used Christmas themed cookie cutters because these were served at a Christmas party, but a round cookie cutter works just as well. I pushed down the inside of each one so the filling would have an almost like crust around it.
Then just top with the cranberry pomegranate filling and then goat cheese on top. Then just pop in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes. Towards the end of cooking just keep on eye on them and watch the goldening of the crust.
Give them a few minutes to cool because that cranberry pomegranate filling gets really hot. Now you have the perfect salty sweet treat for the Christmas season.
Cranberry Pomegranate Goat Cheese Tartlets
- 8 Oz Goat cheese
- 1 1/2 Cups Fresh cranberries
- 1 1/2 Cups Pomegranate seeds 1 pomegranate
- 1 Package Puff pastry
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Water
- Thaw pastry sheets and preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Add cranberries, pomegranate, water, and sugar to a pot over high heat. Cook for 15 minutes while stirring then remove from heat
- Lay out pastry sheet and roll a little bit. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes of pastry sheet.
- Lay parchment paper on 2 baking sheets and place dough cutouts on top.
- Push down the center of eat cut out and then put cranberry mixture on top and the goat cheese
- Cook in oven for 20 minutes or until the dough starts to turn golden