Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions, Fig Jam and Gorgonzola

How ’bout a lil’ nibble nibble? (<–sorry for that entire thing just now.)

I’m always into little puff pastry bites. The way it flakes up in your mouth is illegally perfect. And then you add sweet caramelized onions and a pungent gorgonzola cheese and another sweet fig jam to it. Are you kidding?

I’m not.

Let us peepeth.

The only things left out of this photo are the minced parsley for garnish, an egg that you’ll lightly beat for an egg wash, a splash of soy sauce for the onions and an optional drizzle of honey or agave syrup. I have no idea why I forgot to photograph all of that but we just won’t question it.

I will say, using a mandolin will get you perfectly even slices of onion. I normally do that. So do that. Thin slices that you’ll slowly caramelize over about 30 minutes while you listen to a true crime podcast. You see, the slow cooking of the onions therapeutically cancels out the anxiety of the podcast.

That’s math.

A few minutes in you can add in a splash of soy or Worcestershire sauce just to deepen the flavors. Completely optional here. Let these onions cook on a low heat for about 20-30 minutes. Until they look like….

This. They’re sweet. They’re savory. They’re nothing short of magic.

Then we’ll unfold our thawed puff pastry and cut the sheet into even squares. Easy enough.

Lightly press them into a muffin tin and fill each little cup with the onions. Use that egg wash to brush the edges of the pastry before you violently throw it into the oven for about 15 minutes.

And watch.

Oh, girl. Out of the oven we’ll spoon in some fig jam and crumble the gorgonzola over each cup. A sprinkle of minced parsley and a drizzle of honey is all that’s left. Serve these at your next party and watch your guests drop one by one.

You’ll be the last one standing.

Unless you’ve had one yourself.

Which you will have.

So there you go. Enter at your own risk.

Good heavens.

Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions, Fig Jam and Gorgonzola
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  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed for 45 minutes
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4-5 Tbs. store-bought fig jam
  • Small wedge of gorgonzola cheese (you won’t use the whole thing)
  • Minced parsley for garnish
  • Coarse salt
  • Honey or agave syrup, for drizzling


  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. In a medium skillet, add 2 Tbs olive oil with the sliced onions. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and sauté on low for a few minutes, letting them begin to soften. Add the soy sauce and keep sautéing on low until the onions are deep brown and very soft. Voila, caramelized. This will take upwards of 20-30 minutes.
  3. Cut the thawed puff pastry sheet into 8 squares. Lightly press them into a muffin tin. Spoon a little of the onions into each puff pastry cup. Brush the tips of the pastry with the egg wash and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the pastry is puffed and golden brown.
  4. Out of the oven, spoon in the fig jam and a small crumble of the gorgonzola cheese. Garnish with minced parsley and maybe a drizzle of honey or agave syrup for extra sweetness. SO GOOD.
  5. Serves 8!

Can I come over?

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4 Responses to Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions, Fig Jam and Gorgonzola

  1. Rebekah S December 19, 2023 at 8:55 am #
    Yes, please!
  2. Terri December 19, 2023 at 11:44 pm #
    This looks scrumptious Bev, and so easy! Can't wait to try! Thanks for all the recipes. I've never had one from you that wasn't a huge hit!
  3. Sabrina December 27, 2023 at 7:20 pm #
    great, [erfect for NYE, love the carmelized onions, very nice touch, wonderful, and thank you!

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