Baked Figs with Goat Cheese
Easy 15-minute Baked Figs with Goat Cheese, walnuts, honey and sage recipe. These baked figs make for an elegant savory appetizer your guests will love!
Servings Prep Time
6 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 6 medium-sized figs
  • 80 grams or 2.8 oz soft goat cheese
  • 2tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1tablespoon chopped sage
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Broil for about 5 minutes or until they look soft and release juice. Serve them warm or cold with a glass of wine. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Here are some more ideas on what to pair figs with:

  1. Try to substitute goat cheese with ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella or blue cheeses like Gorgonzola or Stilton;
  2. Adding capers or olives highlights the sweet taste of figs and adds an extra savory note;
  3. A drizzle of lemon juice over figs will add a tangy touch to your figs;
  4. If not vegetarian, try wrapping figs in prosciutto ham and bake;
  5. Balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction pairs nicely with figs;
  6. Try using almonds, pistachios or pecans instead of walnuts;
  7. Substitute sage for rosemary, thyme or basil;
  8. Try adding warm spices like star anise, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg or cinnamon;
  9. Serve figs as an addition to your cheese plate and don’t forget the wine!