Sausage, Goat Cheese and Grilled Cherry Appetizer Bites



  • 1 cup Stemilt cherries, halved and pitted
  • 4 (4-6 ounce) merguez lamb sausage links (or pork sausage)
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard
  • ¼ tsp each salt & black pepper
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese

Sweet cherry compote joins the savory flavors of goat cheese and lamb sausage in a simple summer appetizer recipe that will please a crowd.

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  • Yield
    8-12 servings
  • Prep time
  • Cook time
  • Total time
  • Cuisine
    European, American
  • In Category
    Appetizer, Side dish, Snacks
  • Level


  1. Place halved cherries on a sheet of aluminum foil; fold up the sides to make a bowl.
  2. Grill sausage, cherries (in foil), and green onion over medium-high heat stirring cherries every 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Cook onion 2 minutes or until slightly charred; remove from grill.
  4. Cook cherries and sausage 7 to 9 minutes or until cherries soften and release juices and sausage is cooked through.
  5. Roughly chop the cherries and finely chop the green onion then mix together in a bowl with lemon juice, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  6. Slice sausages into 1/2-inch rounds and place on a serving tray.
  7. Spoon cherry compote over sausage then crumble with goat cheese.  Serve with toothpicks.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 137
  • Fat Content: 10.1g
  • Cholesterol Content: 33mg
  • Sodium Content: 276mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 3.3g
  • Fiber Content: 0.3g
  • Sugar Content: 2g
  • Protein Content: 7.2g