Fig and Goat Cheese Hand Tarts

Fig and Goat Cheese Hand Tarts
GOOD COOKIN / Lunch, Quick Meals

Fig and Goat Cheese Hand Tarts

LEVEL Medium
TIME 35 min
SERVINGS 18 tarts
Printer Image Print Recipe


2 cups WoodstockⓇ Organic Dried Figs, chopped
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
1 cup fresh orange juice

2 sheets (about 1 pound) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 large egg, well-beaten with 2 teaspoons water
8oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled
Fresh thyme leaves


1. Preheat oven to 375℉. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a medium saucepan combine figs, applesauce, and orange zest and juice. Bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely.

3. Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured countertop and roll out just enough to smooth out the creases. Cut into 3” squares and transfer to baking sheet. Brush lightly with egg.

4. Spoon a thin layer of fig mixture onto each puff pastry square, leaving a ½” border all the way around. Sprinkle with goat cheese.

5. Bake tarts until golden brown, about 18 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. Garnish with thyme leaves.