Fig & Stilton Cheese Savories

I love fresh figs in the summer. So I bought a bunch the other day. I also bought an apricot Stilton cheese that I didn’t really like. And then had to come up with something to take to a colleague’s house a few days later. Enter: Fig and cheese savories, a take on this recipe.  They’re easy and really tasty. Maybe not so good for you. But they were for company!


  • 4 oz Stilton cheese (I used apricot Stilton, which was oddly sweet & salty)
  • 1 cup flour (next time I might try some whole wheat)
  • 1 stick of butter, softened (i softened it in the microwave, 10 secs at a time)
  • 3-4 T fig preserves
  • 2-3 fresh figs, cut into slices
  • black pepper for grinding
  1. Heat oven to 350 and line 2 cookie sheets  with parchment
  2. Crumble Stilton into a bowl. add butter and then flour. Work it into a dough with your hands
  3. Grind black pepper into the bowl…i used 3 or so grinds
  4. Form the dough into a ball.
  5. Roll out into a 1/4″ thin round (thicker probably is fine) between 2 pieces of parchment paper
  6. Use a 2″ round cookie cutter to cut out “cookies” and place them on the lined baking sheet.
  7. Use the back of a round measuring spoon or a melon-baller to make an indentation in each round
  8. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon or so of fig jam onto each round.
  9. top with a fig piece
  10. bake until golden, about 10-12 minutes. Let cool and serve as an appetizer, or as a cheese course dessert 🙂

About ds331

A lifelong vegetarian. A foodie. Can there be such a thing? Some restauranteurs don't seem to think so...but many of my veggie friends and family have a little something or two to teach them.
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1 Response to Fig & Stilton Cheese Savories

  1. Ema Jones says:

    I’m using some crushed strawberries here as well…

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