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The Best Goat Cheese Appetizer Recipe (Baked Tarts!)

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 18 Tarts 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked


  • 4 oz goat cheese, garlic & herb
  • 2 frozen puff pastry sheets
  • 18 slices of charcuterie meat (salami, prosciutto, or soppressata)
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 egg, for egg wash
  • Honey
  • Black pepper


  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut each thawed puff pastry sheet into 9 even rectangles. Cut the large sheet into 3 rectangles along the fold lines, then cut those into thirds.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  4. Then assemble the tarts, making sure to evenly space them. Drizzle honey (about 1 tsp) on the parchment paper or foil. For savory, layer one slice of meat and black pepper. For sweet, layer 3-4 apple slices,
  5. Spread about 1 tbsp of goat cheese on a puff pastry rectangle. Carefully place the rectangle on top of the layered elements. Repeat this for all tarts.
  6. Gently press down on the edges of each tart with a fork to seal and crimp them. Poke holes on top of the pastry. Brush the top of each tart with a thin layer of egg wash.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Remove the puff pastry tarts from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before flipping over. Once cooled slightly, gently flip over with a spatula.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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