Goat Cheese and Fig Tart with Crispy Prosciutto

An enticing bite of flaky puff pastry with earthy goat cheese, salty prosciutto and sweet fig jam! So much flavor and texture!

A perfect holiday appetizer or don’t separate the squares and serve as a tart, along with a fresh green salad for a delightful lunch!

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-33 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: International


Units Scale
  • 19oz (255g) sheet Puff Pastry, thawed overnight in the refrigator
  • 4 oz. Goat Cheese, crumbled or stirred
  • 2 oz. Prosciutto, shaved super-thin
  • 6 Tablespoons Fig Jam
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 Tablespoon water or milk
  • (Optional: Fresh herbs such as sage or thyme, flaky sea salt, such as Maldon)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with butter or parchment paper.
  2. On a flat surface dusted with flour, gently roll the sheet of parchment paper just to flatten out any creases or cracks. It may increase in size just a bit – this is no problem at all. You just need to be gentle so as to not crush or stretch the pastry. Cut the square into 16 roughly evenly sized squares, but don’t separate them just yet. First, using a long, sharp knife or bench scraper, score the edges of the squares in the grid, making sure not to cut all the way through. Then prick the insides of each square’s grid marks 3 or 4 times with a fork. This will help the middles remain flat while the edges “puff” up during the bake. Separate the square from one another and lay out over the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Top the center of each square with a bit of the cheese, distributing the cheese roughly evenly amongst the 16 pieces. Next, take small pieces of prosciutto, folding them so they fit over the cheese, and distribute over the squares. Then top each bit of prosciutto with about a teaspoon of fig jam.
  4. Beat the egg with milk (or water) and then brush the egg wash over the edges of each square (the parts you scored in step 2).
  5. Place the sheet in the preheated oven and bake until edges are nicely shiny and golden brown, cheese is melty and prosciutto pieces are nicely crisp. Feel free to scatter chopped herbs (thyme is delicious here), and/or flaky sea salt.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.


To reheat leftovers, it’s best to place in a 350F oven for about 5-6 minutes. Microwaving may result in soggy puff pastry.

Keywords: puff pastry, appetizers, holiday, christmas, prosciutto, goat cheese, chevre, figs, fig jam, goat cheese and fig jam appetizer, easy appetizers, puff pastry appetizers

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