no-bake Goat Cheese Tart with Tomato Compote

no bake Goat Cheese Tart with Tomato Compote

Course Appetizer
Cuisine French, Mediterranean
Keyword apps, cheesecake, cherry tomatoes, Goat cheese, no bake cheesecake, savory, shallot, starter, Thyme
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people


  • 1.5 cups Crackers savory, whole wheat
  • 8 tbsp Unsalted Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme leaves removed from a sprig

Cheese Filling

  • 4 oz. Goat Cheese
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese at room temprature
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream Whipped
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • White Pepper to taste

Tomato Compote

  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Shallot finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 lb Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin ground
  • 1/2 tsp Whole spice ground
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon ground
  • 1 tbls Raw Sugar
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme leaves
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes optional



  • In the food processor pulverize crackers into fine crumbs to yield 1 1/2 cups.
  • To the 1 1/2 cups of cracker crumbs add melted butter and thyme leaves. Pulsate few times to mix well.
  • Press mixture into an 9 inch tart pan or a pie plate. I used a non-stick tart pan with removable bottom.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Cheese Filling

  • In the food processor combine goat cheese, cream cheese, salt, and pepper. 
  • Process until smooth.
  • In a large bow whip 1 cup of heavy cream to soft peaks.
  • Gently fold in the cheese mixture. Mix until it becomes smooth.
  • Fill the crust with cheese mixture and refrigerate overnight.

Tomato Compote

  • Add olive oil to the heated pan.
  • Stir in diced shallots and saute until golden.
  • Add garlic and cook for a minute or so.
  • Add tomatoes, thyme, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, whole spice, raw sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to simmer and cover the pan. Cook for 30-40 minutes. Serve at room temperature along with chilled cheesecake.


Cherry tomatoes can be easily substituted with Roma or the best tomato you can find. 

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