Grilled Goat Cheese Pizza
1 12-inch whole-wheat pizza crust
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ cup zesty pizza or tomato sauce
1 fresh tomato, sliced
10½ ounces fresh goat cheese, sliced into
medallions ;;8-inch thick
2 tablespoons fresh basil, cut into thin strips
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, torn into small pieces
Preheat grill to 425 F.
The easiest method for grilling pizza is to partially
bake the crust. Grill one side just long enough to
firm up the crust so you can move it easily (check
it after about 3 minutes).
Take the crust off the heat and flip it over to arrange
the toppings on the baked side. First, spread the olive
oil over the entire pizza crust to the edges, then add
desired amount of sauce in the middle, leaving a
half inch for the crust. Add tomato slices and the
goat cheese, followed by the basil and parsley.
Return to the grill and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on
medium or until the crust is golden brown (watch
carefully) and the goat cheese medallions begin
to melt. As an option, grill for 5 minutes then broil
for 2 more minutes to brown the goat cheese.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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Citrus Goat Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs 1½ pounds cream cheese 2 cups sour cream 10½ ounces fresh goat cheese 1½ cups sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon orange zest (finely grated or chopped) 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier 1 cup strawberry jam Bring the cheeses to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9- or 10-inch springform cake pan with butter or cooking spray. In a small bowl, blend cracker crumbs and butter, and press into the cake pan. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes to lightly brown crust. In a mixer or with an electric handheld mixer, blend cream cheese only for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of sour cream, goat cheese and sugar, and continue beating for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, lemon juice, vanilla nd orange zest, and continue beating for 1 minute. Pour cheesecake batter into cake pan and bake for
45 minutes, reduce heat to 300 F and continue baking
30 minutes or until the cake is set. Remove and allow
to totally cool before the next step.
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Mix the Grand Marnier with 1 cup of sour cream and
spread evenly on top of the cake. Mix the strawberry jam
with some water to the desired consistency for the sauce.
Cut cake into 14 to 16 slices and pour sauce over
the center of each slice. Makes 14 to 16 servings.
● Add to pastry-based appetizers such as spinach turnovers and pear dumplings.
● Soften and use instead of butter on rolls or sandwiches.
● Pan-fry with bread crumbs and toss in a mixed green salad.
● Soften and whip with ranch dressing and fresh herbs for a veggie dip.
● Add to mashed potatoes, omelets, cooked pasta dishes and meatballs.
● Soften and add to baked apple or pear turnovers.
Great ideas for goat cheese
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