Figs and Gorgonzola Filo Pie is an elegant and simply insane dish. Nothing beats the taste of a hot, aromatic, crispy, and ultra-tasty pie full of fresh figs and creamy gorgonzola cheese. Instantly melting pie, this recipe is necessary for those who like pies and a warm atmosphere in-house.
Fall is all about cooking warm and tasty dishes. Pies are one of those dishes that will make your table look fashionable, tasty, and quick. Creamy and rich in flavour, this filo pastry pie is all about aromas, fabulous taste and an inviting appearance. Pies are always cosy to make; they fill up your house with a pleasant smell and become intoxicating.
I like it when I experience with many ingredients that are balanced and taste amazing. My husband looks odd when trying a salted pie topped with honey. Yes, it may sound strange, but figs with cheese and honey are one of those combinations that perfectly balance. This pie or tart breaks into the tiniest pieces every time you try due to the mouthwatering filo pastry—a worth pie to make any time of the year. Also, you can check some more pastry recipes on our blog, such as Russian cabbage pie, Ham and cheese puff pastry, and others here.
Phyllo, fillo, or filo pastry
It doesn’t matter what you call it; filo pies are one of the easiest and quickest tarts. The filo layers are so thin and crispy that they make a tart, airy and crunchy. This pastry is more welcomed than a regular dough if speaking about my family. Filo pastry is easier to use as it doesn’t need refrigeration, and the thin, unleavened dough is easier to work with. But here, it depends on the likes and preferences.
Why figs with gorgonzola?
Figs have their season when they taste sweet and delicious in different dishes. Figs or pear have the perfect duo with cheeses, either creamy gorgonzola or Bries. Sweet fruits with cheese are something I can never refuse, especially in pies or tarts. Quiches or other tarts filled with cheese and fruits taste and look magical. This duo is a perfect combination that creates unforgettable pies. You can get more inspired with our old but gold recipe of roasted pears with gorgonzola cheese.
What are figs benefits?
Figs are one of those fruits full of health benefits and rich in vitamins. Also known as a natural laxative, figs have a lot of fibres that provide prebiotic properties. According to BBC Good Food, figs have a unique texture that can be eaten all year round. Like many fruits, figs are healthy to eat, both fresh and cooked, as they are healthy, delicious, and nutritional. I like eating sweet figs in autumn as they are more intense, juicy, and delicious.
- One pack of fillo sheets ( my pack had eight sheets)
- ½ cup unsalted butter (melted optional)
- Two eggs
- 4-6 fresh figs, depending on the size (cut into slices)
- One pack of creamy gorgonzola cheese (cut into slices)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper at taste
How to make Figs and Gorgonzola Filo Pie?
The key to a successful pie is to have all the ingredients at room temperature. So, if your fillo sheets are stored in a fridge, try to take them off the fridge for hours before you use them.
Preheat the oven to 200 C (350F), fan forced. While cooking the pie, you will reduce the temperature to 180 C (300F).
I have used my square baking pan, while you can use any tray size you have at home. Brush the edges with the butter to avoid a sticky process.
Take a medium bowl and whisk eggs, heavy cream, and the seasoning. Whisk well until all the ingredients are combined and look homogenised. Set aside. Watch the video below for more helpful information.
Onto your working place, start folding one fillo sheet with your fingers and nicely lay it into the baking tray. I have used just one sheet as they were a little thick; if you use very thin ones, you have to fold two sheets at a time. Repeat folding all the sheets and nicely layer them all into the tray.
On a cutting board, slice the figs and the gorgonzola cheese.
Take the tray and start slotting the slices into the pastry layers. First, start with figs and then insert cheese. Your imagination has no boundaries when you have to play this way.
Pour the egg mixture nicely into all holes.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until you feel an intoxicating smell in the kitchen. Remove from the oven, top fresh thyme or mint and enjoy while warm and delicious.
Delicious Figs and Gorgonzola Filo Pie
- baking pan
- 1 pack filo sheets 8 sheets
- 1/2 unsalted butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 fresh figs
- 1 pack creamy gorgonzola cheese
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200 C (350F), fan forced. While cooking the pie, you will reduce the temperature to 180 C (300F).
- Take the baking pan and brush the edges with the butter. Set aside.
- Take a medium bowl and whisk eggs, heavy cream, and the seasoning. Whisk well until all the ingredients are combined and look homogenised. Set aside.
- Onto your working place, start folding one fillo sheet with your fingers and nicely lay it into the baking tray. Repeat folding all the sheets and attentively layer them all into the tray.
- On a cutting board, slice the figs and the gorgonzola cheese.
- Take the tray and start slotting the slices into the pastry layers. First, start with figs and then insert cheese.
- Pour the egg mixture nicely into all holes.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve warm.