Total Time
55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

You will love these! Did you know hazelnuts are a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamin E, magnesium, and heart healthy B vitamins? Adapted from the Hazelnut Council.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make Fig Preserve:.
  2. Sauté the chopped shallots in butter until softened, but not browned. Add chopped dried mission figs, port and dried thyme. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until figs are tender and most of liquid is absorbed; cool.
  3. Purée in food processor to a rough paste.
  4. To prepare Twists:.
  5. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  6. Place pastry sheets on lightly floured work surface. Beat egg and water, set aside. Spread fig preserve evenly over one pastry sheet. Sprinkle blue cheese and 3/4 cup hazelnuts over preserve. Place second pastry sheet over hazelnuts.
  7. Brush top of pastry with beaten egg. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, gently pressing nuts into pastry. Turn pastry over and repeat with beaten egg and remaining hazelnuts. Pastry should measure 9x12".
  8. Cut pastry across shortest width into 1/2-inch strips. Twist and arrange on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400*F for 15 minutes or until risen and golden. Cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

Yum!! I am so sorry I only made a half batch. Crispy sweet and savory -- terrific with a glass of riesling. I'll make these again -- a full batch for sure.

Chef Kate October 13, 2007