The Perfect Drink to Pair with Buttery Pastries

Buttery pie dough, tangy cream cheese, honey, and figs are all you'll need for these delightful pastry pockets!

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We recommend that any home cook have a few cheater dessert recipes up their sleeve. And of course, something delicious to pair with them!

Lately, these simple honeyed fig bites have caught our attention and we’ve started to make our own version. The only ingredients you need are cream cheese, honey, figs, and pie dough and you’re well on your way.

Pairing the pastries with something bubbly and refreshing is a great idea as they’re rich and buttery. We tried these with Blueberry Acai Diet Coke and the contrast between the rich fig bites and fruity Diet Coke was the perfect balance. It’s a new flavor of Diet Coke we’d never tried before, but it’s become an office favorite!

Honeyed Fig Bites

Making the Fig Bites

If you can, make homemade pie crust for these guys so they’re super flaky and delicious. We’d also recommend using 4-inch squares to make sure we had plenty of room to fill them.

And as for honey, we dialed it back to 1-2 teaspoons so it doesn’t just overflow out of the pastry.

Honeyed Fig Bites

Serving the Fig Bites

These little dumplings went fast in the office, and while we love warming one for breakfast with coffee, serving them in the afternoon with a bright, bold, and fizzy Blueberry Acai Diet Coke really hits the spot.

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