Puff Pastry Tart

Fig Tart

Since we’ve been doing happy hour at home a lot more these days, we whipped up this caramelized onion and blue cheese tart to pair perfectly with a glass of wine.

We like to think of this puff pastry appetizer recipe as a charcuterie board on carbs! It features high quality blue cheese, gorgeous figs, nuts, and honey.

We used bacon in our fig tart recipe but feel free to substitute for some crispy prosciutto.

Blue Cheese and Fig Tart

Puff pastry fruit tart

This fig tart recipe is very versatile so feel free to sub out the figs for another seasonal fruit to make another version of a puff pastry fruit tart, if you can’t get your hands on some figs.

We’re sure that pears would be an amazing substitute. We learned that pears are amazing on pears and flatbreads when we made our pear pizza recipe.

If you like an easy fruit tart recipe, be sure to check out our strawberry mascarpone phyllo dough dessert as well. Although the phyllo dough is a little bit more time consuming than a puff pastry tart, it sure is delicious. 

Onion Tart Puff Pastry

Savory puff pastry recipe

Although this is a fruit tart, it is actually one of our favorite savory puff pastry recipes. 

The figs are paired with a strong blue cheese and spicy arugula to offset the sweetness of the caramelized onions and honey.

Its flavors are perfectly well balanced, features a flaky texture and this onion tart puff pastry sure is beautiful.

Most people reach for blue cheese for a burger or salad topping, but we love a good blue cheese appetizer.

If you feel the same way, you’ll go crazy over our steak and blue cheese crostini appetizer too!

Puff Pastry Fig Tart

Using puff pastry

We always have a box of puff pastry in our freezer because it can be used for appetizer, entrees or desserts!

In fact, we even use puff pastry for breakfast when we make our cherry turnover recipe.

All you need to do is thaw the puff pastry prior to cooking. 

Plan for about 40 minutes of thaw time if you leave it in the countertop. 

Puff Pastry Fig Tart

For this recipe we just removed it from the freezer once we started caramelizing the onions.

Another option is to leave it in the fridge the night before.

Simply unfold the puff pastry on a clean working surface and gently use a rolling pin to roll out all folds of seams. 

If your puff pastry dough feels a bit sticky, use a small amount of flour on your rolling pin or cutting board to prevent sticking.

Puff Pastry Tart

Puff Pastry Tart

Prep time: 45 minutes 

Cook time: 15 minutes

Makes 1 tart

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet onions, sliced
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil, divided 
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and broken into pieces  
  • One sheet of puff pastry dough 
  • 5 Figs, sliced in half
  • 1 cup of arugula, divided
  • 3oz. of blue cheese, crumbled or broken into pieces 
  • Drizzle of honey
  • 2 tbsp of chopped pecans

If your puff pastry dough isn’t thawed, remove it from the freezer and leave it at room temperature to thaw.

Slice two onions. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a medium saucepan. Once warm, add the onions.

Cook the onions for about 30-40 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes until the onions soften and turn a light brown to caramelize.

Meanwhile, fry up the bacon slices.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Let the bacon cool and chop or crumble the bacon into pieces.

Use a rolling pin to roll out the puff pastry slightly and lay on a baking sheet. Use a fork to pierce holes in the dough to prevent bubbling.

Spread the caramelized onions on the crust. 

Top with half of the arugula and drizzle with olive oil. Add the bacon bits and the sliced figs

Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the puff pastry puffs up and the edges turn light brown. 

Remove the fig tart from the oven and top it with crumbled blue cheese, bacon pieces, and an additional handful of arugula.

Add the chopped pecans and a drizzle of honey.

Slice and enjoy!

Fig Tart

Fig Tart

Yield: 1 tart
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Flaky puff pastry, savory blue cheese, and sweet figs and honey make this appetizer recipe a charcuterie board on a tart!

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet onions, sliced
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil, divided
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and broken into pieces
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry dough
  • 5 Figs, sliced in half
  • 1 cup of arugula, divided
  • 3 oz. of blue cheese, crumbled or broken into pieces
  • Drizzle of honey
  • 2 tbsp of chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. If your puff pastry dough isn’t thawed, remove it from the freezer and leave it at room temperature to thaw.
  2. Slice two onions. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a medium saucepan. Once warm, add the onions.
  3. Cook the onions for about 30-40 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes until the onions soften and turn a light brown to caramelize.
  4. Meanwhile, fry up the bacon slices.
  5. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Let the bacon cool and chop or crumble the bacon into pieces.
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll out the puff pastry slightly and lay on a baking sheet. Use a fork to pierce holes in the dough to prevent bubbling.
  8. Spread the caramelized onions on the crust. 
  9. Top with half of the arugula and drizzle with olive oil. Add the bacon bits and the sliced figs
  10. Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the puff pastry puffs up and the edges turn light brown. 
  11. Remove the fig tart from the oven and top it with crumbled blue cheese, bacon pieces, and an additional handful of arugula.
  12. Add the chopped pecans and a drizzle of honey.

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Puff Pastry Appetizer - Blue Cheese and Fig Tart

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