Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts (3rd Annual Blogsgiving!)

Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts are a bright, savory appetizer for any of your upcoming holiday parties, but especially for Thanksgiving! This appetizer is light enough to open up a large meal so you can load up on a few without spoiling your appetizer. 

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It’s that time of year again! Now that Halloween is all wrapped up, it’s time for the holidays to ramp up and holy crap, things are about to get crazy once again. This year I’m excited not only to be kicking off November with the best Thanksgiving appetizer I’ve ever made…

But also with the third annual Blogsgiving! 


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It’s time for you to stuff yourself silly with all the best Thanksgiving recipes from bloggers all over the web! Scroll on down paste the recipe for the FULL roundup, but let me just say there are some cocktails and pasta dishes that I am drooling over already.

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These cranberry goat cheese tarts are the bomb dot com, you guys. They are savory, tangy, acidic, herbaceous and slightly sweet. It’s all the flavors that you are going to experience during that epic turkey day meal – in a little bite-sized vessel!

The tarts themselves are light enough so they won’t spoil your appetite for that turkey and all the fixings that come along with it. Best part is, this appetizer is only 5 ingredients AND it takes barely any time to pull together.

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If your mom assigned you an appetizer to bring on Thanksgiving, know that there’s no way you will screw this one up. It’s too dang easy and your mom will still think you spent a ridiculous amount of time on it. You’re welcome.

Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts

Yield: Serves 8 to 10

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

Total Time:25 minutes

Light, bright and layered with a bunch of flavor! It's an ideal appetizer for Thanksgiving so you don't spoil your appetite.


  • 1 package puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slightly roll out puff pastry sheets with a rolling pin. Using a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter, cut 1 1/2” rounds. Place these rounds on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  3. Using a smaller biscuit cutter or a small knife, create a border just inside the end of the pastry rounds (you are creating a little crust by doing this). Poke the inner circle with a fork all over.
  4. Spread each inner circle with 1 to 2 tsp of cranberry sauce. Top with a pinch of orange zest and crumbled goat cheese.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the over and sprinkle each with fresh thyme leaves. Serve immediately.

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Every year, we all gather around the dinner table on Thanksgiving to gorge ourselves on the best food ever. Where do you get all this delish food? Food bloggers! Susannah from Feast + West and I are hosting our THIRD (!!!) Blogsgiving Dinner this year and we’re bringing out the best of the best for the shindig.

Below you are going to find a HUGE amount of Thanksgiving recipes to start pinning for turkey day. Each blogger is bringing a dish (or cocktail!) to the party, so be sure to stop by each and every one to get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner, but you can snag the entire menu below in our recipe roundup.

Ginger Pumpkin Beer Shandy by Feast + West
glühwein/mulled wine by Tag&Tibby
White Chocolate Pumpkin Martini by The Culinary Compass
Apple Ginger Punch by The Little Epicurean
Cheesy brussels sprouts dip by Living Well Kitchen
Sun Dried Tomato & Goat Cheese Spread by Life’s Ambrosia
Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts by Cake ‘n Knife
Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Ginger Soup by The Secret Ingredient Is
Brussels Sprout Salad with Farro and Walnuts by Sugar Dish Me
Sheet Pan Carrot Soup by Macheesmo
Kale + butternut squash mac and cheese by Family Food on the Table
Twice Baked Parmesan Butternut Squash by A Mind Full Mom
Twice The Onion Green Bean Casserole by Melanie Makes
Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole by Dash of Herbs
Easy Corn Casserole by Love Bakes Good Cakes
Cranberry Honey Butter by Little Dairy on the Prairie
Butternut Squash Lasagna by Hello Little Home
Beer-Brined Stuffed Turkey Loin by Beer Girl Cooks
Roasted Mushroom Pot Pie by The Cookie Writer
Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge by Around My Family Table
Carrot Cake by bell’alimento
Praline Pumpkin Upside Down Cake by The Speckled Palate
Roasted Banana Pecan Cheesecake by Lady Behind The Curtain
Chai-Spiced Apple Crumble Blondies by The Crumby Cupcake
Pecan Pie Crumble Bars by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Pecan Pie Milkshake by Brunch-n-Bites

Pin this Cranberry Goat Cheese Tarts recipe for later!

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  16. Nancy — November 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm (#)

    Thank you! I am going to make these for my Christmas party. They look so festive and I know they will be good!

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