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Cheese Tartlets with Fig Jam Recipe

These rich tartlets look time-consuming to fix but go together quickly with fig preserves and frozen phyllo tart shells. If you like, top off each little cup with a fresh thyme leaf.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:30 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup fig preserves
  • 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells, thawed
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fresh thyme leaves, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 8-10 minutes or until onion is deep golden brown, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir in preserves. Place shells on an ungreased baking sheet; fill with onion mixture.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses, egg yolk and pepper flakes. Spoon over tops. Bake 350° 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Top with thyme if desired. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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