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Cherry Compote Over Goat Cheese

This simple and healthy dessert features a round of goat cheese topped with a tangy sweet cherry compote.  

Health MAY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Cook time:5 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes


  • 1 pound sweet cherries, pitted (about 3 cups), preferably Bing
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 4 ounces goat cheese


1. Cook cherries and sugar over medium-high heat in a skillet, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle in vinegar and thyme; cook 1 minute. Slice goat cheese into 4 rounds; top with warm compote, or refrigerate compote, covered, up to 3 days.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 168
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 108mg
  • Calcium: 60mg

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