This pistachio goat cheese spread is one of the easiest appetizers you’ll ever make! Our Chèvre cheese spread is so elegant to serve, but it couldn’t be simpler.

With just four ingredients and five minutes hands-on time, you’ll have a goat cheese spread that will have everyone talking!

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There’s a little wine bar just 10 minutes from the lake cottage that offers an array of amazing appetizers, including this chèvre cheese spread. It’s a warm goat cheese spread covered in crushed pistachios, fig jam and served with crostini.

We love goat cheese and have created so many delicious appetizers with it. Check out this baked goat cheese or our little onion tarts for more!

This appetizer is so incredibly easy to make, yet so memorable! It’s beautiful, flavorful and perfect for just about any occasion.

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • This pistachio goat cheese spread comes together in just three minutes hands-on time and 10 minutes in the oven.
  • It can be put together ahead of time, which makes it the perfect appetizer for parties.
  • Chèvre cheese just feels more elegant to serve to guests because it has such a beautiful texture and presentation.

I tend to gravitate toward goat cheese not only for its flavor, but because it is often tolerated by those who avoid some dairy products. This goat cheese spread is also gluten-free!

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What is Chèvre Cheese?

Chèvre is French for goat’s cheese. Goat’s milk (and hence, goat cheese) is lower in fat and higher in Vitamin A and potassium than cheese made from cow’s milk. It’s an artisan, flavorful cheese that makes an incredible base for this easy appetizer recipe.

It’s a beautiful addition to a cheese board but also stands alone. The sweet and savory flavors of chèvre cheese paired with salty pistachios and sweet fig jam are out of this world.

You can purchase goat cheese at almost any grocery store. I tend to purchase mine at Trader Joe’s because it’s so inexpensive there.

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Shopping List

  • Goat Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Pistachios
  • Fig Jam
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Variations

  • Add 1/2 cup Caramelized Onions for another layer of flavor.
  • Don’t like the sweet flavor of the fig jam? Try adding sun-dried tomatoes or fresh herbs instead.
  • Or, sub with pepper jelly for a fun variation.
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Tips

  • Add a little fresh thyme or rosemary for a beautiful garnish.
  • Learn how to soften cream cheese here.
  • This goat cheese spread pairs incredibly well with red wines like Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot and Zinfandel for entertaining!
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Serving Suggestions

  • Crostini 
  • Baguette A white dish with pistachio goat cheese spread.
  • Pita Chips
  • Crackers
  • It’s perfect to spread on toast or bagels.
  • It also pairs beautifully with a variety of fruits and vegetables, which makes a well-rounded presentation.
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Suggestions for Leftovers

Add this pistachio goat cheese spread to salads, wraps and more!

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How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – You can leave this goat cheese spread out at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – This goat cheese spread can be stored for up to one week in an airtight container.
  • Freeze – You can safely freeze this goat cheese spread for up to 3-4 months, but the texture won’t be as good for serving.
A white dish with pistachio goat cheese spread.
A white dish with pistachio goat cheese spread.
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Pistachio Goat Cheese Spread Recipe

This pistachio goat cheese spread is one of the easiest appetizers you’ll ever make! With just four ingredients and five minutes hands-on time, you’ll have an instant crowd pleaser.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 16
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Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Bring goat cheese and cream cheese to room temperature.
  • Crush pistachios with a fork or knife, or use a food processor to crush them.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whip attachment, whip room temperature cream cheese and goat cheese together until blended, 1-2 minutes.
    A bowl of icing and a bowl of pistachios.
  • Spread cheese blend in the bottom of small baking dish.
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  • Top with a layer of fig jam and then crushed pistachios.
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  • Bake for 10 minutes, garnish with fresh herbs if desired, and serve warm with crostini, crackers and more.
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Julie’s Tips

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – You can leave this goat cheese spread out at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – This goat cheese spread can be stored for up to one week in an airtight container.
  • Freeze – You can safely freeze this goat cheese spread for up to 3-4 months, but the texture won’t be as good for serving.
Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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How to Make

  1. Preheat oven. Bring goat cheese and cream cheese to room temperature.
  2. Crush pistachios with a fork or put them in a food processor to crush them. 
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whip attachment, blend cream cheese and goat cheese. A bowl of icing and a bowl of pistachios.
  4. Spread cheese blend in the bottom of a baking dish. Top with a layer of jam, and then pistachios. A white baking dish filled with whipped cream. A white dish with pistachio goat cheese spread. A white dish with pistachio goat cheese spread.
  5. Bake as directed.
  6. Serve warm with crostini, crackers and more. 

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    OMG! Five Stars! I measured the pistachios, but had denser covereage than shown in the pictures…and have no regrets! Everyone raved about it. Used Divina Fig Spread (on Amazon).

    1. Hi Cathy,
      I’m so glad you’re enjoying this recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment!
      Have a wonderful week,
      Julie