These little fig and blue cheese bites are easy and elegant. Their tart and sweet combination makes a perfect finger food for a packed holiday party.
The Runaway Spoon
If you are like me, you always offer to bring something when invited to someone’s house. I mean the offer, I always love an opportunity to cook for people, but sometimes it’s hard to come up with a quick idea on the fly. And when it’s one of those roaming parties – not a seated affair – choosing a dish that doesn’t have to be kept hot or cold or require and special equipment adds to the challenge.
I tend to fall back on the same recipes, but I wanted to add one to my repertoire – after all, it gets to be the same people at parties, right? These little Fig and Blue Cheese bites are easy but very elegant, and the surprising tart and tangy with sweet combination is a real treat.
Blue Cheese and Fig Savories
Makes about 3 dozen
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.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
Ground black pepper
Fig preserves (about 3 Tablespoons)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.