Tartlets with goat cheese and fig jam on puff pastry were the fourth of my 2015 Resolution:
These are great for when it’s your turn to bring food to an organization, club, potluck, etc. They only take about 30 minutes to make from start to finish. They’re also a huge crowd-pleaser. The hardest part is remembering to move the puff pastry box from the freezer to the fridge the night before. Here’s how to make these delicious treats.
- Move puff pastry from freezer to fridge the night before you want to make these
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Flour a flat surface such as a large cutting board or clean countertop
- Flour your rolling pin, then roll out the puff pastry, extending it about one third in each direction
- Use a 2 or 2.5 inch cookie cutter to cut circles of puff pastry
- Place the circles on a sheet pan lined with silpat or parchment paper
- Using a paring knife, cut X’s into each circle so that the outer portion rises more than the inner
- Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes, and remove from oven
- Place a dollop of goat cheese followed by a dollop of fig jam onto each circle of puff pastry
- Return sheet pan to oven for an additional 10 minutes to melt the goat cheese
- Move tartlets from sheet pan to cooling rack and let stand for a few minutes
You can definitely use other flavors of jam. Try to avoid ones which have high liquid content.
I suspect you could also do a savory version of this, perhaps with a blue cheese and cooked bacon mixture. If I experiment with that in the future, I’ll try to come back and update this post.
If you make these, let me know how they come out.