Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with Fig Jam

Effortless Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with Fig Jam! The ultimate party food that everyone will love.

baked goat cheese with honey, fig jam, pistachios and cranberries in a cast iron skillet with fresh thyme

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Goat cheese. I always buy the log and slice into rounds.
  • Fig jam/preserves.
  • Honey. (I used hot honey)
  • Red pepper flakes.
  • Chopped pistachios.
  • Dried cranberries.
  • Fresh thyme.
  • French baguette.
bake goat cheese fig jam appetizer with cranberries and pistachios

Why You’ll Love this recipe!

  • Beyond easy. This is one of those appetizers that requires hardly any prep, maybe 5 minutes total, but it’s pretty and always a crowd pleaser!
  • Melt in your mouth delicious. Who doesn’t love ooey gooey goat cheese on a crusty piece of bread? Absolutely Heavenly.
  • Festive. We all need easy and delicious appetizers to keep in our back pocket next time a party rolls around. This is the one for you!
baked goat cheese with pistachios and cranberries

Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer with Fig Jam

bake goat cheese fig jam appetizer with cranberries and pistachios
  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)


  • 8 oz goat cheese log, sliced into rounds (about 1011 rounds)
  • 78 spoonfuls of fig jam/preserves
  • 1 T honey (I used hot honey)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • A few Tablespoons EACH chopped pistachios and dried cranberries
  • Fresh thyme, as garnish
  • 1 French baguette, sliced at a diagonal and toasted


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and grease a small oval cast iron skillet or baking dish.  Add goat cheese rounds in an even layer to cover the bottom of the skillet. Add spoonfuls of fig spread into any open pockets.  Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and drizzle with honey.  Bake for 14-16 minutes, until bubbling.  Top with fresh thyme, pistachios, and cranberries.  Serve with warm crostini’s or crackers.
  2. To toast up baguette, slice at a diagonal and brush with olive oil.  Bake at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes or until toasted.
  3. Enjoy!!
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  • Reply
    marta mohan
    January 1, 2024 at 9:34 am

    What size baking dish did you use? About 6 or 8 inches long? Just trying to figure out amounts for a dish I think is larger. By the way, my daughter also lives in Dallas, we love it.

    • Reply
      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      February 21, 2024 at 1:42 pm

      I believe it is an 8 inch oval cast iron! Oh really, that is great! We love Dallas too!!!

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