I entered my Beef Stew recipe into Tyler Florences' Ultimate Food & Wine Experience Sweepstakes!!! I just got an email saying i've qualified!!!! I am beyond excited!!!! So I am 1 of 27 in the Cabernet Sauvignon category and voting is now open!!! I'd HUGELY appreciate your vote (you can vote once daily) and if you could share the link that would be beyond amazing!!! Simply search for "Angela" and my Beef Stew will be there, then just click vote!
If these sound familiar its because I did a similar version a while back, Puff Pastry Brie & Apricot Bundles. Every time i've made a wrapped brie dish, apricot preserves has always been my go to sweet component. I wanted to try something different so decided on figs. I am a lover of figs, if you haven't tried them do, they are so sweet!
This homemade jam is super simple to make and you'll have extra to keep in the fridge for a week or two. The brie bundles were an absolute hit this Christmas Eve! These would be absolutely perfect for a New Years Eve Hors d'oeuvre party! They sound fancy but are so easy and oh my goodness delicious!!!
Brie Bundles with Homemade Fig Jam
1 pkg puff pastry (2 sheets)
1- 6 oz brie log, cut into 24 even slices
9 oz dried figs, sliced thin
1 apple juice
1/2 cup sugar
juice of 1 lemon
Oven at 375 degrees.
Lets make the fabulous fig jam! Into a small saucepan, over low heat, add in the figs, apple juice, sugar and lemon juice. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the figs are softened and the mixture has thickened a bit.
Using either an immersion blender of food processor, puree the jam until the large pieces of fig are broken down and the jam is relatively smooth but the seeds still visible. Allow the jam to cool.
Unroll the two sheets of puff pastry out on a piece of parchment and cut into 12 even squares. Place a piece of brie and a small spoonful of the fig jam to the center of each square.
Fold each corner to the center, don't worry about them all looking exactly the same. Be sure to pinch the edges closed.
Place the bundles onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for approx 15-18 minutes or until golden.
*this is my original recipe*