Featured in our Fall 2020 Food + Entertaining article, A New Concept in Cocktails, these delicious Baked Figs with Goat Cheese are a perfect fall appetizer.
Baked Figs with Goat Cheese
This recipe is easy to adapt with whatever ingredients you prefer or have on hand.
Substitute the goat cheese with ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, or blue cheeses like Gorgonzola or Stilton. Add capers or olives to highlight the sweet taste of the figs and add an extra savory note. Try using almonds, pistachios, or pecans instead of the walnuts. The possibilities are almost endless!
12 medium-sized figs
6 ounces soft goat cheese
¼ cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons chopped sage
¼ cup honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 390°. Cut the stems off the figs and make an X cut in the top of each, about halfway through.
- Stuff the figs with soft goat cheese using a teaspoon. Sprinkle some chopped walnuts and sage over your stuffed figs and drizzle them with honey. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
- Broil for about 5 minutes or until they look soft and release juice. Serve warm or cold.
- Recipe from Elena Szeliga, Happy Kitchen