5 Ingredient Raw Honey and Goat Cheese Appetizer

If you’re ever looking for a super quick and easy appetizer that is incredibly delicious, look no further than this 5 ingredient raw honey and goat cheese appetizer. The flavors go so well together – sweet notes from apricot jam melds perfectly with the smooth and creamy goat cheese which is then topped with raw honey and is topped with fresh basil, all complimented by the crunch from pistachios making it one appetizer your guests will love!

5 ingredient raw honey and goat cheese appetizer from @sweetphi

The combination of goat cheese and honey with some nuts has been my favorite quick appetizer for forever. I would simply put a little goat cheese log on a plate, drizzle it with some honey, top it with some nuts (almonds, walnuts or pecan halves) and then set it out with some crackers.

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Raw honey and goat cheese appetizer

After I tried raw honey for the first time, I was so surprised that it tasted like candy,  I fell completely in love with it. Truth be told, I didn’t even know it was a ingredient that one could buy at the store, but sure enough,  I went to my local health food store and as I’m walking through the aisle I saw raw honeycomb!

Did you know that it takes pollen from over 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey? Isn’t that crazy? For more honey facts, you can check out this or this article from Best Food Facts.

5 ingredient raw honey and goat cheese appetizer from @sweetphi

As another Five Ingredient Friday is upon us, I thought it only fitting to share one of my favorite recipes, revamped with inspiration from my trip. I used raw honey to top the goat cheese (the center is sweet and much like honey you might be used to, but then has these nice sweet bits of honeycomb that add a nice texture), and then used pistachios (another thing I learned I’m completely in love with on the trip) instead of the nuts I had used previously. Pistachios are great in this recipe because they’re a member of the cashew family and have a milder flavor than some other nuts. To make everything come together, I topped off the appetizer with fresh basil. It adds that hint of freshness and brings the dish together.

5 ingredient appetizer - raw honey and goat cheese appetizer- recipe from @sweetphi

All in all, this appetizer takes no longer than 5 minutes to put together! I love dishes that are quick like that! So the next time you’re looking for an appetizer to bring to a get together and are short on time, bring this raw honey goat cheese appetizer. And I’m dying to know, what’s your favorite type of honey? Have you ever had raw honey?

Goat cheese and honey appetizer from @sweetphi

5 Ingredient Raw Honey and Goat Cheese Appetizer
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 4 oz goat cheese (I just buy the plain little logs, but you could use 4 oz of any kind of goat cheese)
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey (I like to include little bits of the honeycomb)
  • 3 leaves basil, chopped
Instructions
  1. On a small plate or shallow bowl spoon apricot preserves.
  2. Lay goat cheese on top of apricot preserves, then sprinkle pistachios on top of goat cheese.
  3. With a knife or spoon drizzle raw honey over the goat cheese, then top with chopped basil.
  4. Serve with baguette slices or crackers and enjoy!
Super easy 5 ingredient raw honey and goat cheese appetizer from @sweetphiThis post has been sponsored by Best Food Facts. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the Sweetphi blog possible, as always, all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

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Reader recreation - honey goat cheese appetizer

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  • Reply

    This would be perfect to serve up at a dinner party. I also love that you have put pistachios on this as well, they are my favourite nut at the moment and I want to put them on everything.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I’m right there with you, I want pistachios on everything! I had pistachio ice cream and I think I swooned lol. Thanks for stopping by and commenting

  • Little Cooking Tips
    Reply

    Wonderful idea Phi! Serving fresh goat/sheep cheese with honey (like myzithra) is very common here, especially in the island of Crete. Adding nuts and jam is a different excellent approach though and we can’t wait to try this!
    Regarding honey Panos’s great-grandfather was a local beekeeper in the north of Athens (back then those suburbs were practically small villages around Athens). So, his grandparents taught him lots o f stuff regarding honey. And frankly, there’s something in his DNA left, ’cause he’s devouring it in large quantities (he’s looking with a guilty smile as I type those lines and read what I commented on your recipe).
    If you can find any Greek honey give it a try. Almost all Greek production is organic and free of chemicals, as pure as it gets, you’ll really appreciate it.
    Your appetizer will be served tomorrow, we’ll be at Evia island for the weekend, at Panos’ parents house which is located between pines and olives, in a wonderful country setting.
    Have a wonderful weekend, full of joy and smiles!
    Lots of greetings from both!
    Panos and Mirella
    xoxoxo

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I most definitely will have to try Greek honey now, it sounds delicious! I hope you enjoyed the addition of nuts and jam 🙂 I always love your comments because they’re so full of amazing information, so thank you!
      Have a wonderful week,
      Phi

      • Little Cooking Tips
        Reply

        Hi Phi,
        we did try it this weekend at Evia. AND IT-WAS-AMAZING! We served it as a late afternoon snack and we honestly enjoyed this soooo much! It was the perfect treat for the country setting around us:)
        Thanx so much for another delicious idea dear!
        Panos and Mirella
        xoxoxo

  • Suné Moolman
    Reply

    I love every single thing in this appetizer – eating it together might just be the best thing ever! Brilliant idea, Philia! Love it! 🙂

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much! This is one of my all time favorite appetizers to serve because everyone loves the flavor combination and it only takes mere minutes to prepare 🙂

  • Shawnna
    Reply

    Yummy!! This looks good!! I’ve never had raw honey!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think you’d love raw honey – there is the gooey honey in the middle, but then the honeycomb tastes like candy almost, it’s amazing. Thank you for commenting Shawnna, i always appreciate it 🙂

  • Lynn Lovejoy
    Reply

    Stunning. Simple deliciousness… well done my lovely friend… I wish we were sitting around drinking wine enjoying this right now!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Awe, thank you so much lovely lady, your comment made me smile – definitely wish we were together eating this app and drinking wine 🙂

  • manda2177
    Reply

    This recipe looks so delicious, I love how simply it comes together!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      My favorite thing about this appetizer is that it comes together in less than 5 minutes – perfect for when I’m running short on time…which is always lol 😉

  • Reply

    Goat cheese, honey and pistachio work very well. The texture and the different flavor work perfectly.
    I like that you use raw honey!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Emanuele. I had never had raw honey and now I’m totally hooked 🙂

  • Bethany
    Reply

    How wonderful does this look!?! I will definitely be making this as my next party app! : )

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think you’d love it Bethany, it comes together in a flash and everyone always is so pleasantly surprised and how addictingly delicious the flavor combination is 🙂

      • Sarah
        Reply

        Thank you so much for this recipe. I had friends coming over last night and had some goat cheese hanging around so I tried it. AWESOME! Plus it took almost no time to make. I had the leftovers for breakfast on toast this morning. Mmmmmm.

        Next time I think I’ll try it warm.

        This is going in my “keeper” pile.

        • Sweetphi
          Reply

          Thank you so much for the awesome feedback Sarah! So glad you liked it – and totally GENIUS idea to have it on toast this morning!!

  • Shawnna Griffin
    Reply

    hey girl- this looks really good! I’ve never had real honey! Looks delish! have a great weekend!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I had never had raw honey either, it’s so different and delicious, if you ever come across it i’d highly recommend it. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  • Jessica
    Reply

    Yum! I just love how this deliciousness comes together with only 5 ingredients! This appetizer would make me look fancy when I’m completely not! Thanks for sharing!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      This appetizer is definitely one of my all time faves in terms of something that looks fancy, tastes great, but only takes a few seconds to put together! And seriously, everyone always eats this one right up!

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