camembert with fig jam and pistachios

Camembert with Fig Jam and Pistachios Beggars Purse

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 purses
Calories: 86 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

This beggars purse filled with Creamy Camembert paired with luxurious fig jam and salty pistachios is an impressive little nibble for your next appetizer party or holiday meal.



  • 2 T salted butter
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 T of water
  • 12 oz Camembert* cut into 24 pieces and kept very cold
  • 2 T fig jam
  • 24 pistachios roasted and salted
  • 1 T honey
  • 24 wonton wrappers large
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and set aside.
  3. Whisk egg with 1 T of water until smooth
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  5. Place 24 wonton wrapper on the parchment paper
  6. Lightly brush wonton wrappers with melted butter.
  7. Place a piece of Camembert in the center of the wonton wrapper

  8. Top brie with a fig jam

  9. Top fig jam with a pistachio

  10. Drizzle with a couple of drops of honey

To Make the Purse

  1. Fold corners diagonally to the center, pinching together the opposite corners
  2. Hold the pouch in the palm of one hand, gently twist the top of the pouch to seal.
  3. Brush each purse with butter
  4. Brush each purse with egg-wash
  5. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the purses are golden brown
  6. Serve warm

Recipe Notes


*Place Camembert in the freezer 30 minutes prior to cutting.  This will make it a little firmer and make it easier to work with.

These can be made a day in advance and stored tightly covered in the refrigerator.  Just pop them in the oven just before serving and cook for about 10 minutes.  Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Camembert with Fig Jam and Pistachios Beggars Purse
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 173mg8%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.