Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fig & Blue Cheese Tarts

I bought this JJ&B
Fig & Walnut Jam
at our local
White Rock Local Market

It is amazing

Fig & Blue Cheese Tarts
(From Paula Deen's Christmas Magazine) 

Ingredients
  • 2 (1.9 oz) packages frozen mini phyllo shells
  • 1/2 cup fig/walnut preserves ( you can use fig preserves and add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts)
  • 1 (3 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 
Directions

  • Preheat oven 400 degrees. Place phyloo shells in cups of miniature muffin pans
  • In a small bowl, combine fig/walnut preserves, cream cheese, and blue cheese, stirring to combine. Spoon mixture into phyllo shells.  Bake for 10 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to boil over medium-heat high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until vinegar is reduced by 1/3 cup. Cool for 10 minutes.  Spoon vinegar reduction over tarts. Serve immediately.

These are AMAZING.   We actually served them at a Breaking Dawn party, then I made them for a wine party.  They are perfect with hearty reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Buy quality blue cheese and crumble it yourself.  It really makes a different.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seems you've found some very tasty, pretty finds lately. Thanks for sharing .......Norm

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous! Going to make this next week for the holidays.

j. brooklynn