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Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic

 Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic
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
4-6 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 15 min.

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

  • Place garlic and oil in a pie plate. Cover and bake at 350° for
  • 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mash garlic mixture with a fork. Stir in the vinegar, salt and
  • pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with basil. Serve warm

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Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • with French bread or crackers. Yield: about 1-1/4 cups.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer