August 14, 2015


Blue Cheese Bites With Fig Jam


Don’t you just love a recipe with four ingredients? This savory cookie comes together in mere moments, so you can whip them up in time for cocktail hour. I was lucky to have a jar of homemade fig jam in the cupboard. Most likely you’ll be able to find it in a cheese shop or specialty food market. I used gorgonzola, but feel free to substitute your favorite crumbly blue cheese.

Keep a batch of these cheesy bites in the freezer and you’ll be ready for an impromptu happy hour. Pop open a bottle of prosecco and you’re all set! If red wine is more to your liking, these are a perfect match.

Blue Cheese Bites With Fig Jam (From Food 52)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
4 ounces blue cheese,crumbled
Ground black pepper
Fig preserves, about 3 Tablespoons

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the flour, butter, blue cheese and a few grinds of black pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the dough just comes together and starts to form a ball.

Dump the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to pull the dough together. Roll out to 1/8 inch thick with a floured rolling pin. Cut rounds out of the dough with a floured 1-inch cutter and transfer the rounds to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Using the back or a round half-teaspoon measure or your knuckle, make an indentation in the top of each dough round. Spoon about ¼ teaspoon of fig preserves into each indentation, using your finger to push the preserves as best as possible into the indentations.

Bake the savories for 10 – 14 minutes, until the preserves are bubbling and the pastry is light golden on the bottom. Let cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes, the remove to a wire rack to cool. You’ll find fig preserves at the grocery – it may be shelved with the “fancy” jams and jellies. You can make these a day ahead and keep them in two layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container.

11 thoughts on “Blue Cheese Bites With Fig Jam

  1. The fig jam is ready, looking forward to preparing these and sitting with a glass of chilled white wine.

  2. I love this recipe. I can only eat so much fig jam with toast, or make so many crostatas, before I get tired of eating fig jam. But combine it with these blue cheesy-bites and I could eat dozens! Wonderful idea.

  3. Great flavour combination! They look irresistible too! Brava!

  4. Wow, what a great sounding savory-sweet combination – and only 4 ingredients! Complimenti!

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  6. A very belated note to let you know I made these for my annual summer pool party for my childhood friends and spouses and they were a huge hit. I simplified things even further than your easy recipe — instead of rolling out the dough, because I was busy prepping a million dishes, I decided to gather the dough into a log-shape, refrigerated it and the sliced it, adding a small indentation and the jam. Then I baked as usual. Really quick and saved a ton of time over rolling and cutting. Great recipe — thanks.

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