Ingredients

How to make it

  • Directions for the little pastries:
  • In a medium saucepan, mix together water, wine, brown sugar and chopped figs.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until the figs are tender and most of the liquid is gone - about 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Mix in vanilla and nutmeg.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for one hour.
  • When cold, remove and mix in chocolate and egg yolk.
  • Using the chilled dough circles, spoon about 2 tablespoons of the fig mixture on the center of the dough.
  • Fold one edge over to the other and seal with a fork.
  • Set on a parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining filling and dough circles.
  • Cover and set in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Remove pastries from the freezer and take off the cover.
  • Using a fork, pierce each top once.
  • Bake on bottom rack until the edges are golden brown - about 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • When cool, sift confectioners' sugar on the tops of the pastries.
  • Sweet Cream Cheese Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Pulse until combined.
  • Add in cubed butter, cream cheese and vinegar - pulse 4 times. Pour in ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing just until combined.
  • You don't want the dough to form a ball, however, you want it to be moist enough to hold together when you press it between your fingers.
  • Scoop half of the dough into a 1 cup measuring cup.
  • Press to compact the dough, remove and form a ball.
  • Cut the ball into 6 even pieces.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  • Using one piece of dough at a time, roll each piece into a 5" circle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Repeat with the rest of the divided dough. Cover and chill until you are ready to use.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Marsala is one of my most favorite flavors ever, this will be my next treat for a special day. Printed and saved. Thanks for the post.
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  • juliecake 10 years ago
    This sounds delectable, will give it a try.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    soooo good!
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  • merrywait 10 years ago
    I think I just gained three pounde reading this recipe...and it ws worth it! Yummmmmm...
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Delicious!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    I keep coming back to check this recipe out! I can't wait to make it.
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  • michellem 11 years ago
    This recipe looks wonderful..I love figs, dates, raisins...Im tired of eating fig newtons..so I will try this one soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    I just LOVE Marsala, but with figs and chocolate OH WOW. I will have to make this around Christmas for a special type of treat.

    Hugs!!

    Marie
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  • rosemaryblue 11 years ago
    How wonderful does this sound!! Will make this for sure!
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  • dond 11 years ago
    This is a fascinating recipe. It has elements of rugelach (the cream cheese in the dough), and a lot of other things going on. Definitely one to try.
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