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Salty-tangy blue cheese pairs beautifully with sweet fig jam in these easy appetizers, which are perfect for a holiday party. The optional minced chives add a nice pop of color, but these are just as tasty without herbs. Keep the ingredients on hand and you can whip these up for impromptu holiday cocktail parties.

Source: EatingWell.com, November 2019

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active:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.

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  • Unroll pie crust onto a clean surface. Roll the dough into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Cut 24 2-inch circles out of the dough with a biscuit cutter, rerolling the scraps if needed. Place the dough circles in the prepared muffin cups, gently pressing the dough into the bottom and sides. Prick the dough with a fork. Bake until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon fig jam to each cup, then top with 1/2 teaspoon crumbled cheese. Bake until hot, 3 to 5 minutes more. Let cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chives, if using.

Tips

Tip: Look for prerolled pie dough (usually a package of 2 crusts) in the refrigerated case at the grocery store. If you have time and enjoy making pastry, you can make your own crust.

Equipment: Mini muffin tin (24 cups); 2-inch biscuit cutter

Nutrition Facts

1 bite
51 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 6.6g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 2g; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 1mg; vitamin a iu 10.1IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 3.9mcg; calcium 8.9mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 1.1mg; potassium 12.2mg; sodium 51mg; added sugar 2g.

1/2 fat, 1/2 starch

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