Fig, Gorgonzola and Pecan Turnovers

Fig, Gorgonzola and Pecan Turnovers

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For easier handling, work with half of the dough at a time.

  • 24

    serves

  • Very easy

    Difficulty

  • Prep time

  • Cook time

Ingredients

  • 1 shortcrust pastry recipe (see p. 13)
  • 3 tsp sugar, divided
  • 4-6 mission or Calimyrna figs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled
  • Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 Tbsp finely
  • chopped pecans
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp half-and-half

Preparation

1. Prepare the pastry, adding 2 tsp. sugar to ingredients. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove stems from figs and cut in small pieces.

2. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

3. Roll out pastry on a floured surface to 1⁄8-inch thickness and cut 3-inch rounds, re-rolling as necessary to make 24 rounds. Spoon 3/4 tsp. cheese and 1/4 tsp. nuts on each round. Top with 2-3 pieces of fig, pressing into pastry. Fold over, press edges and place on cookie sheets. Press edges with a fork firmly to seal.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and half-and-half. Brush on the tops of turnovers and lightly sprinkle with remaining 1 tsp. sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until deep golden brown.