Baked Goat Cheese with Almonds

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By Francine Lizotte
from Surrey South, BC

This Baked Goat Cheese with Almonds is not only delicious but also quick & easy to make. With homemade crostini, this is the perfect appetizer to serve!

serves 6 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • GOAT CHEESE
  •   1/4 c
    blanched slivered almonds
  •   300 g
    plain goat cheese, slightly frozen
  •   1 large
    free-run egg white, beaten
  •   1/2 Tbsp
    italian seasoning (substitute dried oregano or herbes de provence), or as needed
  • CROSTINI
  •   1 large
    french baguette, cut into 3/4-inch thick slices
  •  
    olive oil, for brushing, as needed
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How To Make

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast almonds until golden brown. Remove from the heat and transfer into a shallow bowl; set aside.
  • 2
    Slice bread on an angle to ¾-inch thick. Brush oil on one side, covering the whole surface and transfer the slices, oiled side up, on a baking sheet lined with foil. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, rotating half way through cooking time.
  • 3
    Meantime, remove cheese from the freezer (easier to handle) and brush egg white all over. Sprinkle on some Italian seasoning just enough to cover. Roll cheese log in toasted almonds and fill in any blank areas. Place the cheese on a small baking sheet lined with foil and transfer to the preheated oven on the higher rack, moving down the crostini to the lower rack (rotate). Bake cheese log for 12 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove cheese from the oven and if crostini needs a little more time, leave them for another 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately – makes 6 servings
  • 5
    To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Gfk0UutHc
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