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Pistachio Fig Tartlets

 Pistachio Fig Tartlets
Our family and friends love figs, pistachios and blue cheese. So one day I decided to combine those ingredients in a simple-to-prepare appetizer. The results were delicious!—Kathleen Boulanger, Williston, Vermont
15 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1/3 cup chopped dried figs
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (1.9 ounces) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped pistachios
  • Additional pistachios, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the figs, brown sugar, bacon and butter.
  • Spoon into tart shells.
  • In another bowl, beat the cheeses, confectioners' sugar and apple
  • juice concentrate until blended. Stir in chopped pistachios; dollop
  • over tartlets. Sprinkle with additional pistachios if desired. Chill
  • until serving. Yield: 15 appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 tartlet equals 106 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.