You’re only a few minutes away from the perfect 4 ingredient appetizer! These Goat Cheese and Fig Pockets are filled with fresh figs, creamy goat cheese all wrapped around crispy puff pastry!
Post updated September 2017
I have this sudden new found obsession with fresh figs. If I can find a use for them, I’m putting them in a dish.
I’m not exactly sure when it started – perhaps it was when we were out in San Francisco and I had a couple of dishes that included figs that really opened my eyes to their full potential.
Regardless of when my love began, figs are in season and I’m buying them up. I came up with these goat cheese and fig pockets as a quick appetizer last weekend when I had some company over for dinner.
Jessica from Oh Cake drove down from Boston to spend the weekend in Brooklyn and after a long day driving I couldn’t just serve her and her husband a simple meal! Something special had to be whipped up!
I modified this slightly from the version I served Jessica, but in twenty minutes you have a delicious, simple crowd pleasing appetizer! Figs and goat cheese belong together, plus a little drizzle of honey to bring out the sweetness of the figs.
The use of puff pastry provides a crisp, light and buttery crust for the pockets. This appetizer can be put together in about 5 minutes and makes a wonderful snack for a party.
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
- 3 fresh figs, cut into 1/4 in slices
- 1/2 tablespoon honey, plus extra for to drizzle on top of puff pastry
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix together the goat cheese, honey and black pepper.
- Unfold your puff pastry on a cutting board and cut into 6 equal pieces. Evenly spoon the goat cheese mixture onto half of each of the puff pastry squares and place 2 figs slices over the goat cheese.
- Fold the puff pastry in half and pinch the seams together. Move the pockets to the baking sheet and with a fork, press down on the edges to make sure they are secure.
- Drizzle the tops with a little more honey and bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed up and golden brown.
Goats cheese is difficult to match a wine to, but when you add fig it just has to be a good dessert wine. Sweet, yes, but the two are made for each other. And fresh figs are in the shops now. Most affordable dessert wine isn’t until closer to Christmas. Expensive tastes here.
I can vouch for the deliciousness of this appetizer! The entire dinner was incredible – I mean, with fig & goat cheese to start you know the rest is going to be amazing. And it was. 😀
Oh, I am SO making this!
Goat cheese and figs, great combo, wrapped in puff pastry, heavenly.
Lucky Jessica!!! I can just imagine how delicious these are-I luuurve goat cheese!
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Figs are not my thing but with goat cheese, they may be.
We missed you at our last event! Hope to see you at the next one 🙂
Missed you guys too! I had another commitment that night, but I hope to be at the next one!
I should not have come to work hungry. I should not have come to work hungry. I should not have come to work hungry.
I keep telling myself that but I keep doing it! These look amazing!
What type of figs are your favorite? I have never had fresh figs before, and would like your recommendation. Thanks! This looks amazing by the way. 🙂