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Recipe

Goat Cheese, Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Terrine

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields about 1-1/2 cups.

Serve this terrine with crackers, toasted baguette rounds or homemade pita chips.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. goat cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbs. basil pesto (homemade or store-bought)
  • 5 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 340
      Fat Calories (kcal): 240
      Fat (g): 27
      Saturated Fat (g): 6
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 17
      Cholesterol (mg): 10
      Sodium (mg): 340
      Carbohydrates (g): 22
      Fiber (g): 5
      Protein (g): 7

Preparation

  • Line the inside of a 2-cup sharply sloping bowl (about 4 inches across the top) with plastic; let the ends extend over the sides a few inches. In a mixing bowl, mash the goat cheese and 1/4 cup of the cream with a fork and season with 1/4 tsp. salt and a few grinds of pepper; add more cream if the cheese hasn’t softened.
  • Spoon about one-third of the cheese into the lined bowl and pack it into an even layer. Spread the pesto almost completely to the sides of the first layer of cheese. Top with another third of the cheese, the sun-dried tomatoes, and all but 1/2 Tbs. of the pine nuts. Top with the remaining cheese. Pack down, fold the plastic over, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Half an hour before serving, take the bowl out of the refrigerator. Pull on the edges of the plastic to loosen the terrine from the bowl. Invert the terrine onto a plate, drizzle with a little olive oil, and let sit for 1/2 hour to warm up.  Sprinkle with the remaining pine nuts, season liberally with pepper, and serve.

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  • route66 | 12/04/2014

    I have been making this every year since the recipe first appeared. Perfect to bring to a holiday party!

  • today | 01/21/2010

    This is probably the best appetizer that I have made!! This one is definitely a crowd pleaser. Highly recommend this one.

  • joyfullady | 01/07/2010

    Delicious and so easy to make. Always well received.

  • abita | 12/24/2009

    This was delicious! Very easy to assemble. I made it without any modifications. Served it on Christmas Eve (the colors were perfect- the presentation beautiful) and everyone loved it.

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