Goat Cheese Tartlets with Fig-Balsamic Drizzle: A Fast and Easy Appetizer

by Marge Perry on December 27, 2012

These delectable looking little bites are your surest route to party hero-dom.*  Your friends will rave about your culinary prowess and your mayor may present you with the key to the city. Only you need know they took less than 30 minutes to whip up.

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Goat Cheese Tartlets with Fig-Balsamic Sauce

1 7.05-ounce refrigerated pie crust dough (such as Pillsbury)

1/4 cup room temperature cream cheese

1/3 cup room temperature goat cheese

¼ cup fig preserves

2 teaspoons balsamic

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly butter a 12-cup mini-muffin cup pan.

2. Lightly flour your work surface and unroll the pie crust dough. Use a 2-inch straight or fluted-edged cookie cutter to cut 12 circles. Fit each circle into a mini-muffin cup, folding the edges up to form sides. Bake 10 minutes or until crusts are golden and cooked through.  Let cool.

3. Stir cream cheese and goat cheese together until well-blended. Combine fig preserves, balsamic and black pepper in a separate bowl.

4. Spoon a mound of the cheese mixture into the cooled tartlet shells; drizzle with the fig sauce.

Makes 12 tartlets

Nutritional analysis for each tartlet: 105 calories, 2 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 7 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 109 mg sodium

*Neon spandex tights are not required

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank B December 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Looks yummy
I can make them I think.


Marge December 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Of course you can, Frank!


Amy Nieporent December 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Sounds very special!!!!!


Ron December 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

This recipe has provoked high interest on my Facebook. I’m heading out now to get provisions … and a superhero leotard. That’s just the way I roll.


Marge December 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I bet you’ll look dashing in that leotard! Are you thinking turquoise blue or bubblegum pink? I think the blue would be especially becoming. Please be sure to post a photo of you in your new outfit– preferably holding your just-baked treats. Can’t wait to see!


Pam December 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Those look amazing and so easy! I am always looking for appetizers to take to events. These are topping my line-up for the next event! Thanks!


Amy December 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I have little puff pastry shells in my freezer–what do you think about using them instead of pie dough?


Marge December 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

It would absolutely work if the shells are small enough. I would say one to two bites would be great. Enjoy and Happy New Year, my friend!


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