Sunday, August 8, 2010

Figs in a Blanket

These are a delicious little appetizer or afternoon snack.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

You can make these next time I'm at your house ;)

Megan said...

This is brilliant!