Whipped Goat Cheese Tartlets Holiday Appetizer Recipe

Get Whipped With This Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Tartlet Recipe

Get Whipped With This Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Tartlet Recipe

Whipped Goat Cheese, Pomegranate and Honey Tartlets

Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler

 

It’s December. Some friends call you out of the blue to say they’re in town unexpectedly, and ask if they can stop by for a drink… 

Of course, you say “yes,” because ‘tis the season for tippling, so your bar is well stocked. Although your mind is racing toward nibbles. What do you have to feed them while you’re serving your favorite house cocktails, or maybe one of these pie-inspired holiday cocktails?

This is when we admit that, starting in November, we always, always, always keep puff pastry on hand in the freezer (and if you don’t, then you should). It makes everything it comes into contact with shine, and it comes together in a snap – which means less time spent stressing over what to serve and more time enjoying it.

Also, whipped goat cheese is always good to keep on hand. And because it’s November, pomegranates are in season.

You see where we’re going with this?

Frozen puff pastry thaws in about a half an hour in a warm room, and the little tartlets bake up in 5 minutes.

Yes, you read that right.

Five minutes.

Holy instant appetizer, Batman!

Now round up your ingredients and get a large cutting board ready, then grab an F.N. Sharp Santoku or chef's knife for some light herb cutting – and keep that boning knife handy, too (yes, we know, no meat here but the boning knife has other uses) – and let’s get to appetizing!

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About the Author

Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who lives in a suburb of Burlington, VT. She cooks big food in a small kitchen, and her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin. Launie is the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @teenytinykitchenvt and on her blog at TeenyTinyKitchen.com.