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Fig Pastry

Shavise Glascoe

Growing up the only exposure I had to figs was with Fig Newtons. Sad, I know. It wasn't until a few years ago that I had a fresh fig and I instantly fell in love. The love was deep enough for me to make a number of dishes with them. But I would say that my favorite dish was the Fig Pastry. Why? Not only is it yummy, but it was super easy to make and TOTALLY random. I have no idea as to what inspired me to make it, but I will never regret this experiment.

Sliced fresh figs

Sliced fresh figs


  • 1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • (About 1/4 cup)Cream Cheese (Cinnamon and Brown Sugar-RECOMMENDED)
  • (About 1/4 cup) Fruit Spread or Butter (Apple, Cherry, Raspberry etc.)
  • Fresh Figs (8-10)
    • Can't find Figs? Try: Pears or Apples (You will want to cook them before adding to pastry)


1. Wash and slice your figs. (They do not have to be super thin)

2. Create your spread (Half fruit spread and half cream cheese)

3. Remove crescent rolls from container (Yes, I hate that loud pop too). Now, instead of rolling them up, separate and leave flat on a cookie sheet. They should look like triangle pizza slices.

4. Spread your cream cheese/fruit spread mixture liberally on top of the flat dough

5. Top liberally with sliced figs. Place pastries into oven, following the directions on the Pillsbury package.

6. When done let them cool and if you would like drizzle a little honey on top. Totally optional.

7. Enjoy