This takes sweet and savory to a whole new level. It is a perfect two bite appetizer that is easy to grab off of a buffet line and will delight your guests with a flavor they have never had before. The sweet figs, tangy goat cheese and salty bacon make for a great balance of flavors.
These tarts are really easy to make. It just takes a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of assembly and you will have a pretty and delicious little bite. My cousin Emily was over for cousin cookie day part 1 and while I had her working, I snuck these in too! She was happy to help put them together. We had a great time making all sorts of goodies!
Bacon Fig Tartlettes
15 phyllo shells
3/4 cup figs, chopped (I used the dried ones)
2 T sugar
1/3 cup red wine
2 oz goat cheese, at room temperature
2 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper
3 slices bacon, cooked crisp
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Place phyllo shells on a baking sheet and place in oven for 5-7 minutes to toast them a bit. (You can skip this step, but it makes them a little more crispy and delicious.)
- In a small saucepan stir together chopped figs, sugar and red wine. Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until it becomes thick and syrupy. Remove from heat and let cool.
- In a small bowl, beat together goat cheese, cream cheese, lemon juice, thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Spoon the cheese mixture into a small piping bag or plastic baggie.
- Spoon fig mixture into toasted shells, pipe a dollop of the cheese mixture over the figs.
- Top with a small piece of crispy bacon.