I may have actually done a little happy dance when I saw squash blossoms at the farmer’s market. (I choose to believe that this is why the sweetheart behind the veggies gave me an extra bunch for free, but I digress.) Flowers to me are a perfect dessert food; I love sugared violets and honeysuckle anything is just delicious. So while I love the more savory stuffed squash blossoms with tart goat cheese and herbs fried in oil, I wanted to try my hand at sweetening the typical goat cheese and forgoing the frying. What I wound up with were fun little mouthfuls of flowers stuffed with sweet cream. Delectable.
Small Log of Fresh Goat Cheese
1 Tablespoon Of Raw Honey
¼ Cup Cashews
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. (Very) carefully clean the squash blossoms. I use a tweezer to remove the stamen and then rinse out the remaining pollen with cool water.
3. While the flowers are drying, add the goat cheese log, in chunks, and cashews to a food processor. Pulse until very finely ground.
4. Add honey to the finely ground mixture, combine well.
5. There should be no large chunks in the cheese mixture. Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a tip that will fit into the opening of a blossom.
6. Insert the tip of the pastry bag into the flower and squeeze to fill the flower up until the orange petals. Twist these petals between your fingers to close. I make a quick video of this on my Instagram if you want to see this as it happens!
7. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and mist with EVOO.
8. Bake for 15 minutes.
9. Enjoy with your favorite sweet sauce (I like a cherry-wine reduction like what is left over from these drunken cherries) or by themselves!
Have you ever eaten flowers for dessert? Let me know your favorites in the comments below!
Love and Ace says
I've never prepared squash blossoms in my life – in fact I don't think I've ever seen them at the market before! These look delicious with the stuffing – I'm on the lookout now! p.s so motivated by all your yoga moves on instagram! xx Kat
Love and Ace
Heather Wilson says
Wow this is very interesting yet sounds so good!!! I have never even heard of squash blossoms before, but if I can find some I would be trying this! I love trying new foods I have never had before! Thanks so much for sharing!
Alexandra Zakharova says
oh my, I have never eaten anything like that, looks gorgeous! though, it's a bit strange to eat flowers:) So exotic;) Lovely snapshots, well done! I see you have nice photography skills!
Have a fabulous time!
Alicia Ghio says
Wow, I never thought to make a dessert with squash blossoms. This looks and sounds delicious. This will go on my recipe to-do list. Thanks for the inspiration!
alessia sica says
Mary Frances @ LOVE - the secret ingredient says
Oh these could not be more beautiful! I definitely need to try my hand at more flower-inspired recipes. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
Heather @ Better With Veggies says
I am so jealous that you got those blossoms! These are beautiful & sound amazing. And have I told you I love your pictures?
this looks delicious and girl, the presentation is so chic! xx
Journeys of The Zoo says
I've eaten flowers as a garnish before but never like this. The cherry reduction looks amazing. I'm interested to know what the flowers taste like. I think that they'd taste tart and not sweet.
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Oh, I love squash blossoms – but I've never tried them with cheese! This sounds wonderful.
Cake Couture says
These look so delicious and pretty! Must try!
Alternative Control says
What a cool idea! Never seen stuffed squash flowers before.
Jen Seiderer says
OMG, those look delish! So fancy looking but sounds easy.
Sweet Jenny's says
OHHH YUM!! I do a happy dance when these are at the market too!! ( never got free blossoms for it though, i better brush up on my happy dance!! lol) I have never had them as a dessert, always made them savory… I MUST try this! they look so good!! 🙂
Mr. & Mrs. P says
These must be delicious… We liked that you baked them instead of frying… =) Pinned!!!
Heather May says
Those are gorgeous! I was so excited this year when i had a garden full of squash blossoms…notice was- the dog ate my entire garden! I am addicted to goat cheese and honey so these are right up my alley! Totally following! I would LOVE it if you would swing by and share these at my bloghop over at http://www.ffflinkypals.blogspot.com/!
Juggling Real Food and Real Life says
Like many have said here…….I have never hear of squash blossoms. You may be starting a new trend because we are all going to be out looking for them. They are really beautiful and your filling would be good with just about anything. It sounds so good. Thanks for sharing this with our Get Fit Friday readers. Now they can be part of our new trend too. I hope you come back to visit us each Friday. I look forward to reading more.