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We can't think of a lovelier spring appetizer than these egg-shaped goat-cheese balls flavored with caramelized spring onions, purple chive blossoms, and pink peppercorns. They're just the thing for an elegant Easter brunch.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2018


Credit: Anson Smart

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15 mins
1 hr 45 mins
Makes about 20


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss onions with oil on a rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Roast, tossing once, until caramelized and tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely, then roughly chop.

  • In a bowl, beat together cheeses and butter. Fold in onions and chive blossoms. Season with salt.

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Scoop 2 tablespoons cheese mixture; pat into a ball and transfer to sheet. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Lightly form each ball into an oval "egg." Refrigerate until firm, covered, at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days. When ready to serve, sprinkle each egg with peppercorns and garnish with more chive blossoms. Serve, with crackers.


If you can't find spring onions, you can substitute scallions: Halve them lengthwise and roast until caramelized, about 18 minutes.