Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Star Bread Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

This prosciutto, fig and goat cheese star bread is a stunner for the table. With only four ingredients and ten minutes of prep time, it’s an appetizer everyone will reach for!

My first experience with prosciutto is when I lived in Italy. It is definitely one of those types of meat that you either love or hate. I was instantly in love when I tried it. You could absolutely put it on this Italian Club Sandwich or you could eat it all by itself.

Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Star Bread Photo

Typically you will find it wrapped around cantaloupe which I despise but we won’t get into that!

In the food world I have definitely seen lots of recipes with the combination of prosciutto, goat cheese and fig but I was trying to figure out how I would put that into a recipe with puff pastry.

Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Star Bread Picture

After doing some research into recipes about star breads that you could make with puff pastry I decided that I would give this one a try.

Now while I wanted to add fresh fig to this recipe I was out of luck finding any so instead I decided to use a fig spread. It took me forever to find it in my grocery store, but I was actually able to locate it near the goat cheese.

Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Star Bread Image

So why did I pick goat cheese? Well I just love it. It is a super soft cheese that has kind of a tartness to it. With this recipe I decided to use a honey goat cheese to add a bit of sweetness that ended up tasting great with the fig spread.

To put this Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Star Bread together you will need to have some patience. Definitely do not do this in a rush because it taste some time to cut the strips and twist them together.

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Spreading the fig spread onto the puff pastry was super simple to do. Letting your goat cheese get too soft is not a good idea, I had some difficulty with it. Make sure it is nice and cold so you can crumble it right onto the top of your fig and prosciutto. ENJOY!

Interested in a few more savory puff pastry recipes? How about these caprese tarts and this puff pastry pepperoni pizza!

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Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Star Bread Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cup Fig Spread
  • 6 ounces Prosciutto
  • 1/3 cup Honey Goat Cheese, cold


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. On a floured surface roll out one puff pastry sheet. Place a 10” (in diameter) bowl upside down onto the puff pastry and cut around the edges. Place the puff pastry on baking sheet. Repeat with second sheet leaving the second sheet aside.
  3. Spread fig spread evenly over the first puff pastry sheet.
  4. Lay prosciutto on top of the fig spread.
  5. Crumble the goat cheese on top of the prosciutto. Top with the second puff pastry sheet.
  6. Place a small glass in the center of your bread.
  7. Cut 16 even cuts around the circle from the edge of the glass to the end.
  8. Remove glass. Grad 2 strips and twist them outward twice. Bring edges together and pinch them together. Repeat with the remaining strips.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm and ENJOY!



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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 194
Calories 456

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g
  Saturated Fat 11g
Sodium 818mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 14g
Protein 15g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.