Bacon Fig Goat Cheese Puff Squares

I needed some finger food for a party we had at a friends place. I just so happened to have puff pastry in the freezer that I didn’t know what I was going to do with but wanted to use for something tasty. I also had some dried figs I had been snacking on after our trip to Greece. And luckily, I also had goat cheese and bacon to go with it. It sounded tasty to combine them all into a finger food that everyone could enjoy.Goat Cheese Fig Bacon Squares-1

I am so happy with how they turned out. As you will see in the video, I wasn’t too great with cutting the squares perfectly. Next time I will be better with making them more uniform and perfect. Fortunately my friends don’t expect perfection, only great flavor. That I can deliver on just fine! This recipe was no exception. I think they look kind of impressive too. But that is just me. Add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar at the end and it makes magic on the palate!

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Bacon Fig Goat Cheese Puff Squares

Ingredients:
1 package (17.3 ounces/2 sheets) puff pastry, defrosted   
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled   
1 (5-ounce) package goat cheese, crumbled   
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme   
14 dried figs, soaked in warm water to hydrate   
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar  

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside

On a lightly floured surface, unfold pastry sheet. Roll pastry sheet into a 12-x-12-inch square. Cut into 36 squares. Prick pastry squares with a fork. Place 18 squares, evenly spaced, on each prepared baking sheet.

Chop bacon and fry up in a skillet until crisp.

Chop figs into small pieces.

In a bowl, combine goat cheese, figs, thyme and balsamic. Blend well together.

Spoon a small amount into the middle of each square. Top with bacon crumbles. 

Place into oven and bake about 10 – 12 min until pastry is browned.

Remove from oven and cool slightly. Drizzle with balsamic before serving.

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Bacon Fig Goat Cheese Puff Squares
Yields 36
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package (17.3 ounces/2 sheets) puff pastry, defrosted
  2. 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  3. 1 (5-ounce) package goat cheese, crumbled
  4. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  5. 14 dried figs, soaked in warm water to hydrate
  6. 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside
  3. On a lightly floured surface, unfold pastry sheet. Roll pastry sheet into a 12-x-12-inch square. Cut into 36 squares. Prick pastry squares with a fork. Place 18 squares, evenly spaced, on each prepared baking sheet.
  4. Chop bacon and fry up in a skillet until crisp.
  5. Chop figs into small pieces.
  6. In a bowl, combine goat cheese, figs, thyme and balsamic. Blend well together.
  7. Spoon a small amount into the middle of each square. Top with bacon crumbles.
  8. Place into oven and bake about 10 - 12 min until pastry is browned.
  9. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Drizzle with balsamic before serving.
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