These are a delicious little appetizer or afternoon snack.
- 10 black mission figs, halved
- 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 ounces soft cheese (goat, brie, or blue), crumbled
- One sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 large egg yolk
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Rinse the figs and slice them in half, lengthwise. Drizzle a little balsamic on each and roast for 7 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Unfold the pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface. Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut out 40 rounds; place 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Top each pastry round with a fig half and a dollop of cheese. Fold the edges of the round over the fig and gently pinch together.
In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water. Brush with the egg wash and bake until puffed and golden, 12 to 15 minutes.