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Fig Espresso Goat Cheese SpreadFig Espresso Goat Cheese Spread

Fig Espresso Goat Cheese Spread


By: Linda B. - Englewood, FL - 2017 Recipe Contest Submission

"If you are a coffee lover and especially, a goat cheese lover, you will absolutely love this little crowd pleaser."

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.
Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup strong espresso coffee, brewed and cooled (divided)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBS Thyme, chopped fine, plus extra for garnish
  • 3 TBS walnuts, chopped fine, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup figs, pureed, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup prepared balsamic glaze

Instructions:

Fig Espresso Goat Cheese Spread:

  1. In small bowl whisk together goat cheese, 1/2 cup espresso and sugar. Let sit for few minutes.
  2. In another small bowl toss together walnuts and thyme. Add to bottom of mini (4 inch) springform pan or ramekin.
  3. Whisk cheese again and add to springform pan on top of walnuts. Smooth top with butter knife
  4. In mini processor, puree figs. Add remaining 1/4 cup coffee, puree until smooth.
  5. Spread over top of goat cheese. Chill for 4 hours.
  6. Remove from springform pan. Drizzle balsamic glaze over top. Garnish. Serve cold with crackers
Garnish:
  1. Top with walnuts pieces, sliced figs and thyme