Fig and Blue Cheese Savories


This Fig and Blue Cheese Savories recipe from is one of our favorite to serve as appetizers at our dinner parties. Its quick and easy to prepare in a short amount of time. It is also the perfect combination of buttery sweet and savory.


1 cup all-purpose flour

(to make it gluten-free friendly substitute in gluten-free flour)

1/2 cup butter at room temperature

4 ounces crumbled blue cheese

Fresh ground pepper

Fig preserves, about 3 tablespoon


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.