Puff Pastry Tartes with Gorgonzola and Figs

At the Bi-Rite food market, I found a cookbook. I checked under the term "figs" and found the following: „But when they are allowed to ripen on the tree, they have a creamy, nectary center that’s bursting with luscious sugar. Put simply, a fig’s perfection lies in its excess."

Figs carry many healthy nutrients. This sweet fruit has been known for its healing properties for a long time. Figs don't just have tons of fructose and fibre, but also contain iron, potassium and calcium as well as being rich in vitamin B1. Figs are almost 80% water. The rest is comprised of 1,3% protein, 0,5% fat, 12,9% carbohydrates, around 4,5% fibre and 0,7% minerals.

Figs have blood-purifying, diuretic and digestive properties,  The concentration of nutrients is higher in dried figs than in fresh ones, hence their intense effect and energy content.

These wonderful puff pastry tartes with Gorgonzola and figs are the ideal in-between snack.

(c) Julia Stix for MAXIMA Gourmet Extra GEX 08 


Puff Pastry Tartes with Gorgonzola and Figs

4 People


  • 2 rolls ready-made puff pastry
  • 4-5 figs
  • 150g gorgonzola
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • (truffle) honey for drizzling
  • a few walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan) or 220°C upper/lower.
  2. Spread the roll of puff pastry onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Cut into 15x15cm squares. Press the edges inwards by about 1cm on each piece.
  3. Halve the figs. Scatter the Gorgonzola over the pastry and top with the figs and thyme sprigs. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  4. Garnish with walnuts to taste and drizzle with honey.