Butternut squash tart cherry tip

Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Dip with Tart Cherry Compote

Say hello to the holiday season with this gorgeous, delicious butternut squash dip made with goat cheese and cream cheese for a super creamy texture then topped with a festive tart cherry compote! Enjoy with pita chips and make a festive splash this Fall! 

Recipe Details

Prep time Cook time Total time
40 mins 10 mins 50 mins

Makes 6 servings


  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup frozen Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Toss the butternut squash with the olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary and spread out on baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes until fork tender, tossing half way through.
  3. While the squash roasts, make the tart cherry compote by combining all ingredients in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes until reduced and thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Add the roasted butternut squash to a food processor with the remaining ingredients. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  6. Transfer the squash mixture to a baking dish and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until warmed through.
  7. Remove the dip from the oven, top with the tart cherry compote and any extra chopped herbs. Serve warm with toasted pita wedges or vegetables.

Recipe courtesy of Recipe courtesy of Gina Matsoukas,