fig & chevre turnovers

Fig Jam & Sweetened Chevre Turnovers

Soooo flaky & butter on the outside... Want to see what's on the inside!?!
Eater rating: 4.8 / 5  4.75

We’re eating flaky cream cheese pastry turnovers filled with cinnomany mission fig jam and sweetened whipped chevre and cream cheese.

It appears I have come down with a mild seasonal ailment: fig obsession! Pair that obsession with a huge block of chevre I got from Costco a couple of weeks ago along with the dreamy memory of Nicole’s blueberry-rubarb turnovers I ate back in June and you’ve got the equation for some reeeeaaally freaking tasty pastries! I can’t think of a thing that I would change about this recipe. The sweet, cinnamony fig jam worked perfectly with the sweetened chevre and the no-fail cream cheese pastry crust from The Art and Soul of Baking. If you live in an area that grows figs, I suggest snatching some up and making these turnovers immediately! And if you live in the San Diego area and make them I would love for some to be delivered to my apartment… just sayin’! 😉

Side Note: Nicole’s post I mentioned above offers a detailed photo tutorial of how to shape, cut and seal turnovers if you need some visuals to go along with a recipes!

7 comments so far:

  1. David/Ocean Pines, MD says:

    I’m so glad you shared this recipe. I love Figs…but getting them fresh here in Maryland is not easy. And if you do find them…it takes a mortgage to finance the purchase of them. I have some wonderful fig jam I purchased….going to try it.

  2. Amanda says:

    David – my dad lives on Kent Island (right across from Annapolis) and I could never remember eating a fresh fig growing up. Now I think he has a fig tree in his yard! Maybe you could go ask him for some. 😛 I’d love to hear if you enjoy them when you get a chance to make them!

  3. Michelle says:

    I loves figs! I loves fig jam! I loves things I can eat with my hands. I loves it all.

  4. yummm! the inside of that looks amazing! i have a fig obsession as well, too bad they have recently sky rocketed back up in price. Great post~

  5. Sallie says:

    I made fig jam for the first time ever this year. I got the figs for free off a tree at church…with the Pastor’s permission, of course :-) We are enjoying it immensely!! I will definitely try this recipe. It just looks so yummy!

    God bless,

  6. emiglia says:

    Sounds interesting… and incredibly delicious besides! Can’t wait to make these…

  7. Sean says:

    Got her while noodling for inspiration on making some kind of pie with a fig jam filling, as we have a solid half gallon of fig preserves. Inspiration found!