Pistachio Fig Tartlets Recipe

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Pistachio Fig Tartlets Recipe

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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
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
Originally published as Pistachio Fig Tartlets in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p180

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 106 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

  • 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
  1. In a small bowl, combine the figs, brown sugar, bacon and butter. Spoon into tart shells.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Pistachio Fig Tartlets in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p180

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