This Fig and Blue Cheese Savories recipe from food52.com 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.