Honeyed Fig, Pancetta & Blue Cheese Tartlets

Sweet honeyed figs, salty bacon and savory blue cheese combine to make a delectable filling for mini puff pastry tarts.  These appetizers satisfy all of your cravings.
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 75 minutes
  • bake: 20 minutes
  • cool: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 6



  • 6 whole dried figs, stems removed
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 ounces (1/2 of a 4-ounce package) {product} or 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Stir the figs, water and 2 tablespoons honey in a medium bowl.  Let stand for 1 hour.  Drain the figs well in a colander.  Coarsely chop the figs.

  2. Heat the oven to 375°F. Stir the pancetta, chopped figs, rosemary, cheese and remaining honey in a medium bowl.

  3. Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Cut the pastry sheet into 3 (2 1/2-inch wide) strips. Discard the remaining pastry. Cut each pastry strip into 4 (2 1/2-inch) squares, making 12 in all. Press the pastry squares into 12 (1 3/4-inch) mini muffin-pan cups. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons pancetta mixture into each pastry square.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the pan and let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Garnish with additional fresh rosemary, if desired.

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