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Herbed Goat Cheese, Mushroom and Apple Bruschetta

This herby and tangy goat cheese dip is perfect for parties when served with crudite and crackers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Starter
Cuisine General
Servings 4 Served
Calories 88 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 4 Thick slices of crusty Italian bread
  • 1 Peeled garlic clove, cut in half
  • Flaky Sea Salt (to finish-optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme, chopped (garnish- optional)


  • 8 Oz. Button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2  Leek, cleaned and cut in half and then into half moons (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Honey Crisp Apple, grated
  • 1  Tbsp. Butter
  • 1  Tbsp. Patricia and Paul’s Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar
  • Kosher salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste


  • 4 Oz. Goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. Patricia and Paul’s Wild Mushroom and Sage Olive oil
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Make your goat cheese spread.  Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.  Put to the side.
  • In a large skillet, add the butter and let melt.  Add the leeks, mushrooms and grated apple and saute for a couple of minutes until the vegetables are soft.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix in.  Add the tablespoon of the Patricia and Paul’s Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar and let it get absorbed by the veggies and most is evaporated.(about 2 minutes)
  • Grill or toast your bread.  Rub with the cut garlic clove.
  • Spread the goat cheese mixture on the toast then top with the vegetable and apple mixture.  Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and the chopped thyme.  Enjoy!


Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 131mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 293IUCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, cheese, starter
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