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Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic Recipe

Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic Recipe

Now that we have kids, my husband and I don't entertain much. But when we do, I serve this savory spread. The combination of goat cheese, garlic and onions always earns rave reviews. —Carol Barlow, Berwyn, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 8 ounces crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Thinly sliced French bread or assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. Place garlic and oil in a pie plate. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender and lightly browned. Add brown sugar; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  • 3. Remove garlic from pie plate. Spread onion mixture in pie plate; top with cheese. Place garlic over cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 4. Mash garlic mixture with a fork. Stir in the vinegar, salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with basil. Serve warm with French bread or crackers. Yield: about 1-1/4 cups.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer