If you read my last post then you probably won’t be surprised by this lovely treat! I have been concentrating on using up all of the delicious figs off my fig tree. Sweet Figs naturally pair with creamy, salty goat cheese.
The flaky texture of the phyllo pastry adds the final element that makes this appetizer a perfect sweet/salty treat! Make sure you keep a damp cloth close by to prevent the phyllo from drying out.
However, it takes very little time to assemble this pastry so you shouldn’t have problems. I add honey to my goat cheese and mix. Then when I’m done butter basting my phyllo sheets, all I have to do is spread on the goat cheese and place my sliced figs.
I also dab more butter on the top of the pastry and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.
- 10 sheets phyllo pastry dough
- 10.5 ounces fresh goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4-5 fresh figs, gently washed and sliced
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- On a clean work surface, gently layer a piece of phyllo dough flat.
- Brush with butter and then top with another sheet of phyllo dough, brush the top with butter.
- Repeat until all phyllo sheets are basted with butter. In a small bowl, combine goat cheese and honey.
- Spread on buttered phyllo. Top with sliced figs, laying slices in a circular pattern.
- Now gently gather the four corners of the phyllo dough up and over the cheese loosely to create a pastry bowl with an open center. Don't worry if you have some places where the dough tears, it will be fine.
- Baste the top of the pastry with butter and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.
- Place the pastry onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden and crisp. Remove from the oven cool.