Cherry Compote Over Goat Cheese

This simple and healthy dessert features a round of goat cheese topped with a tangy sweet cherry compote.  
  • Prep Time: Cook Time:
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 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.

Nutrition Information

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