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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!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine European
Keyword baked figs, cheese appetizer, figs with goat cheese, gourmet appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 286kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 medium-sized figs
  • 80 grams or 2.8 oz soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sage
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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!

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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!

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1.9mg