Feed Your Creativity — Havarti and Fig Butter Filled Pastries with Honey

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A sweet and savory combo of aged Havarti with fig butter, wrapped in puff pastry, and topped with pistachios and honey.
By Grace Silla

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I love sweet and savory flavors combined together. When I was younger, my dad would make us banana, chocolate and pita bread sandwiches for dessert and I remember having crushed pretzels with my ice cream on more than one occasion. They were both tasty treats and it was a fun way to scrounge up something sweet when in reality, we had nothing in the cupboard that would ever be deemed dessert-worthy.

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Today’s sweet and savory recipe combines Castello’s Aged Havarti with fig butter, all wrapped in puff pastry. And if you aren’t drooling yet, I topped them with two of my favorite things: pistachios and honey. I wasn’t sure how I felt about fig butter in this dessert but after taste testing both, A and I decided that fig butter perfectly finishes this pastry.

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And now I think I’ll go help myself to the remaining few.

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Feed Your Creativity — Havarti and Fig Butter Filled Pastries with Honey
 
A sweet and savory combo of aged Havarti with fig butter, wrapped in puff pastry, and topped with pistachios and honey.
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Recipe Type: Baking, Pastry
Serves: 9 pastries
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (cut into 9 even squares)
  • ¾ c shredded Castello Aged Havarti cheese
  • 3 T mascarpone cheese
  • 3 T fig butter
  • egg wash: 1 egg + 1 tsp water
  • 2 T pistachios, ground
  • Honey
Instructions
  1. Arrange puff pastry squares in a row. In a small bowl, combine havarti and mascarpone cheeses. Add 1 T of cheese mixture to the middle of each pastry square. Top each with 1 teaspoon of fig butter. Pinch opposite corners of squares together to form a wonton-style pastry (top right corner pinched with bottom left corner, then top left corner pinched with bottom right corner). Brush egg wash over each pastry. Sprinkle with pistachios.
  2. Bake at preheated 400F oven for 20-23 minutes or until dark golden in color. Drizzle with honey and top with more pistachios if desired.

Get creative with any of Castello’s uniquely crafted cheeses. Click here for a $1 off coupon to create your own gourmet masterpiece.

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Grace Silla

Food and fashion blogger with a penchant for travel. I love Lebanese food, my Canon, European-style desserts, and the beach.

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