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Smashed Blackberry & Goat Cheese Toasts

The Eggplant and Goat-Cheese Sandwiches with Tomato Tarragon Sauce recipe I recently made reminded me how much I love goat cheese, so I found this Smashed Blackberry and Goat Cheese Toasts recipe impossible to pass up. I’m pretty much obsessed with blackberries, I’ve never had them with goat cheese and carbs. Bread, I mean bread! So now that my mouth is watering and my tummy is starting to rumble, it’s full to the grocery store. It’s the best time to shop—not!

In many ways toast is the perfect food. Quite literally a blank canvas, there’s no limit to the number of fantastical concoctions you can create. And while the internet is bursting with all sorts of toast ideas, there isn’t one like this. Because these smashed blackberry & goat cheese toasts could be served as a meal, a snack, OR an app! It’s quite possibly the most versatile toast ever, and it’s ready in just 20 minutes.

Recipe Author: Christine at Wry Toast
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The Ingredients

Lots of fresh berries from the produce department, goat cheese from the deli, and fresh bread from the bakery we’re on my shopping list this week. Yum! I had the basics like vanilla, sugar, and cornstarch on hand, but here’s what I paid for the items I had to buy:

  • $ 3.49 blackberries
  • $ 3.49 blueberries
  • $ 2.29 mint
  • $ 2.99 bread
  • $ 3.29 goat cheese
  • $15.55 Total

I got 7 blackberry and goat cheese toasts out of this, which that came to $2.22 each, not counting the items I already had. It seems a little pricey, but I did have leftover blackberries, blueberries, mint, and bread. Not so bad as long as I can find a way to use the leftovers.

Smashed Blackberry & Goat Cheese Toasts Ingredients
Blackberries, blueberries, bread, sugar, vanilla extract, and goat cheese

The Process

These blackberry and goat cheese toasts were very simple and quick. Like 14 minutes quick. While I let the berries, sugar, and vanilla warm in a saucepan, I sliced and toasted the bread. And not thin slices. Nope, nice inch thick slices.

It was time to assemble my toasts before I knew it. The goat cheese was a little problematic because although it’s soft, it doesn’t spread well. Think butter that’s too cold—you smash the bread trying to spread it evenly. To make it spreadable, I put a few slices on a cutting board and used a butter knife to mix it to a smooth and creamy texture. Spreading it onto the toast was much neater and easier after that.

Then I topped my goat cheese toasts with the thick blackberry mixture (courtesy of 2 teaspoons of cornstarch), sprinkled on some tiny mint leaves, and voila! Lovely blackberry goat cheese toasts for lunch with some leftover for breakfast the next morning. And dessert. This recipe is versatile like that!

Berry compote ingredients
Getting ready to simmer the fresh berries, sugar, and vanilla

So how was it?

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These blackberry goat cheese toasts are so easy and make a wonderful breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert. The sweet blackberry compote contrasts nicely with the earthy, tangy flavor of the goat cheese. Fresh bread (I used Italian) sliced thick and toasted adds another dimension of flavor and texture. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and my toasts were ready in just 14 minutes.
Candicehttps://www.hungrypinner.com
I'm Candice, and I'm The Hungry Pinner. I created this blog to share my love for cooking and my experiences with the MANY recipes I've found on Pinterest over the years. Join me as I blog my way through those recipes to find out if they are worth trying yourself.

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