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Goat Cheese and Citrus Marmalade Crostini

Goat Cheese and Citrus Marmalade Crostini

Sometimes, recipes don’t have to involve cooking, but simply combining ingredients that are meant to be together. This recipe is more of an “idea”, but really, that’s all most recipes are, from simple to complex.

I came across some lovely Four Citrus Marmalade from Jessica and her business Home Ec at the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market the other day. It was so delicious I bought it on the spot. She does a lovely job of combining flavors in a delicate and interesting way — like this jam with orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime.

We were looking for a quick appetizer for our dinner to go with tomato basil soup with dumplings and roasted cabbage wedge salad, so we sliced up some bread, toasted it in the already warm oven for the roasted cabbage, and slathered it with goat cheese and marmalade. You could use any cheese or marmalade flavor here; there are infinite possibilities.

If you’re comfortable in the kitchen, this idea will seem like second nature to you — but for us, when we were just starting out, we had no idea where to begin. Ideas like these were a perfect way for us to get our feet wet and start to understand the simple pleasure of mixing savory cheese with a tart or sweet jam, and mixing textures like crunchy bread with a smooth and creamy topping. Plus, simple appetizers are where it’s at most of the time — so you can have time for more complicated cooking for the rest of the meal.

We’ll be sharing the last item — dessert — from this meal this week. And for this week’s Healthy + Whole feature, we’ll be focusing on another barrier to getting in the kitchen: fear. Does fear hold you back from cooking, or eating whole foods?  What are you scared of? {For us it was failure. And change.} We’d love to hear your thoughts — on Facebook or email (acouplecooks@gmail.com).

If you’re in Indy, you could check out local cheeses from Traderspoint Creamery or Sapori D’Italia at the Winter Market. And check out Home Ec at the market too!

 Four Citrus Marmalade

Goat Cheese and Citrus Marmalade Crostini
 
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Serves: 20 crostini
What You Need
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 jar citrus marmalade
  • One baguette
What To Do
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Slice the baguette, and place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast 15 minutes until slightly browned and crisp.
  2. To serve, spread each crostini with goat cheese and top with citrus marmalade.

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    sara
    February 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    WOW, this looks totally incredible! What great flavors, and so pretty! :)

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    Sarah
    February 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    One of my favorite memories of my home town was going to the Saturday markets and getting a freshly made baguette with fresh goats cheese and jam. Heaven!

  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    February 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    So simple and lovely! Great idea!

  • Reply
    Katherines Corner
    February 25, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Marmalade is one of my favorite things. Happy Monday wishes, xo

  • Reply
    Beth
    February 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    This looks amazing! So simple, but what a fun recipe for a quick snack or to add to a fantastic meal. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Reply
    Courtney Jones
    February 25, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    This appetizer is right up my alley. Love a sweet + savoury crostini for a snack.
    Gorgeous photos!

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    marcie@flavorthemoments
    March 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

    This sounds so simple, and so delicious! I love marmalade, too, and I think it would be perfect with tangy, creamy goat cheese!

  • Reply
    Shachi
    July 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Wow! Looks amazing and so simple to prepare.

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