Preheat the oven to 200 °C or 390 °F. Cut off the stems and make an X cut in the top of each fig half way 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. I used Le Creuset rectangular baking dish for this recipe and it was just the right size.
Broil for about 5 minutes or until they look soft and release juice. Serve them warm or cold with a glass of wine. Enjoy!
Here are some more ideas on what to pair figs with:
Try to substitute goat cheese with ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella or blue cheeses like Gorgonzola or Stilton;
Adding capers or olives highlights the sweet taste of figs and adds an extra savory note;
A drizzle of lemon juice over figs will add a tangy touch to your figs;
If not vegetarian, try wrapping figs in prosciutto ham and bake;
Balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction pairs nicely with figs;
Try using almonds, pistachios or pecans instead of walnuts;
Substitute sage for rosemary, thyme or basil;
Try adding warm spices like star anise, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg or cinnamon;
Serve figs as an addition to your cheese plate and don’t forget the wine!