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Goat Cheese-Olive Bites

Makes: 6 to 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 375°F 30 mins
Goat Cheese-Olive Bites
  • 1/2 15  ounce package (1 crust)  rolled refrigerated unbaked piecrust
  • 1  cup  finely chopped leek (white part only)
  • 1/2  cup  finely chopped fennel
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 3/4  cup  crumbled aged goat cheese (chevre) (such as Tumalo Farms Fenacho) or shredded Parmesan cheese (3 ounces)
  • 3/4  cup  coarsely chopped Gaeta, Kalamata, or other Italian olives
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh thyme

1. Allow piecrust to stand according to package directions. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place piecrust on the prepared baking sheet; roll into an 11-inch circle. Set aside.

2. For filling, in a medium skillet, cook leek and fennel in hot oil over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, olives, and thyme. Cool slightly.

3. Spread filling in center of pastry, leaving the outer 1 1/2 inches uncovered. Fold uncovered pastry up over filling.

4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (Goat Cheese-Olive Bites)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 272,
  • Fat, total (g) 18,
  • chol. (mg) 18,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 21,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 583,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 347,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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