Ok, so my husband’s favorite dessert is a danish. Of all the treats I can make, this seems to be his #1 request! He’s the kinda guy that can enjoy these at ANY time of the day.

Being that cherries are still in season and just so happen to be my favorite stone fruit, I decided to make a semi-homemade danish/tart, using puff pastry.

My favorite part of this recipe was making the bourbon cherry compote. The compote paired with tangy goat cheese is a match made in heaven for your taste buds! I highly recommend giving these a try!

Cherry puff pastry tarts and a bowl of cherries.

Bourbon Cherry & Goat Cheese Tarts

Swap your breakfast muffin out for one of these bourbon cherry tarts with goat cheese! These are so good, you will find yourself reaching for another one!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Simmering cherries 7 mins
Total Time 34 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Cherry pitter


  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and cut in half
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp bourbon of choice
  • 1 orange
  • 5-6 oz spreadable goat cheese If you cannot find any, just add a tsp of milk at a time to regular goat cheese and mix in a bowl until you reach desired consistency
  • 1 pack puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten add 1 tsp of milk or warm water


Bourbon cherry compote

  • In a medium sized pan, add in juice from a whole orange, brown sugar, bourbon, and cherries. Mix together.
  • Keep on medium heat for about 7 minutes or until cherries are bubbling. Keep on heat for a few minutes and stir often . Mixture should be thickening. Remove from heat

Puff pastry

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. A pack of puff pastry has 2 sheets. Place 1 sheet on each cookie sheet. Cut each sheet into 6, small rectangles. I followed along the lines of where the folds were for reference.
  • Spread your desired amount of goat cheese to the center of each rectangle. Add cherry compote on top of goat cheese. Then use a pastry brush to brush egg wash around borders of each pastry.
  • Bake for 17 minutes. I recommend baking 1 sheet at a time. Borders of puff pastry should be a golden color. Feel free to sprinkle with a bit of flaky salt. Enjoy once pastries have cooled down for a few minutes.
Keyword breakfast, cherry, danish, puff pastry