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Recipe: Fancy figs for fall

It’s Jenni stopping by today. I made this delicious Fall recipe a while back when I was creating the “Fallen for You” printables and set up a little date night for me and the hubs. The figs of late Summer are a perfect way to mix up flavors and to get ready for the early days of Fall. You’ll see a lot of these flavors together with other fig recipes. I like my figs roasted and the contrast of sweet and savory that this recipe utilizes. Today’ I’m excited to share my roasted figs with goat cheese, peppered honey and almonds.

Roasted figs with goat cheese, peppered honey and almonds

Appetizer that will serve as many people as you have figs… I’d say a serving size would be two to three figs. Prep time takes about 5-10 minutes and cook time is around 8 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • Pepper grinder (pepper is done to taste)

  • Kosher salt to taste

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 1 pint ripe (not too ripe) figs

  • 1 (or so) Tablespoons of brown sugar

  • Soft plain goat cheese (I used a small dollop of goat cheese on each fig which didn’t use up an entire 4 oz container of Trader Joes Creamy  Goat Cheese)

  • Spray olive oil

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds toasted

Directions

  1. Put honey in a saucepan and place on low heat. Add salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste, occasionally stirring. You want the honey to become thinner and to have a slightly peppery taste. Be careful while tasting… hot honey will burn.

  2. Slice figs at the tops in a cross section (looks like a plus sign) without going all the way through the fig. I went about halfway down my figs in both of my slices and pulled the four sections apart a bit to widen the opening. I also, very carefully, sliced the bottom of the fig off so that the fig could stand up on a flat surface.

  3. Lightly spray all of the figs with olive oil (you can usually find spray olive oil in the oil section (similar to PAM) or purchase a Misto Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer for less than $10  and use your own olive oil.)

  4. Sprinkle the figs with brown sugar. Just make sure each fig gets a little bit of brown sugar

  5. Put in oven under the broiler at 500 degrees for just about two minutes. You want the figs to be hot throughout, and the brown sugar beginning to caramelize, but you don’t want the figs to burn.

  6. Put figs on a plate, add a dollop of soft goat cheese, drizzle the peppered honey syrup on top, and garnish with toasted, sliced almonds.

  7. EAT!

If you don’t like goat cheese or want something more sweet than savory try mascarpone cheese instead of goat cheese. Want something with more of a flavor kick? Try blue cheese instead of goat cheese!

About Jenni
Jenni is a work-at-home mom, freelance writer, event stylist, graphic designer and media assistant based in Portland, Oregon. She lives with her husband and her toddler son. She owns and operates A Well Crafted Party, a blog about all the little things in life to celebrate. She is also the owner and coordinator of Portland Bloggers, a local meet-up and blogger resource group and website. Jenni is a contributor at Live the Fancy Life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovinRSS feedTwitter,FacebookInstagram, or Pinterest.

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6 Comments on Recipe: Fancy figs for fall

  1. Nicole
    September 18, 2013 at 11:27 am (399 days ago)

    STOP IT! These look incredible!

    Reply
  2. Christie Moeller
    September 18, 2013 at 11:49 am (399 days ago)

    Oh Mah Gawd! Pinning now to make ASAP

    Reply
  3. Jackie
    September 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm (399 days ago)

    Yum!! I have never had figs but they look delicious and I do love goat cheese.

    Reply
  4. Galit Breen
    September 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm (398 days ago)

    Oh my, these sound absolutely amazing!

    Reply
  5. gigigigi
    September 18, 2013 at 9:35 pm (398 days ago)

    I don’t think I’ve ever had figs, but this might convince me!!!

    Reply
  6. Kayla
    September 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm (398 days ago)

    I LOVE goat cheese – and totally want to try these out!

    Reply

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