I almost let out a little scream of excitement when I saw that Trader Joe's had figs in their produce department the other day (notice I said I almost screamed...clearly I didn't actually do that because that would be embarrassing). The season for figs is so short and they seem to be so hard to come by, so I scooped these up immediately to make one of my favorite appetizers- goat cheese stuffed figs with honey and balsamic. You can make these up a couple hours ahead of time and just pop them in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes before guests arrive.
What you need:
- figs (2 to 3 per person)
- goat cheese
- balsamic vinegar
- cut off the tops of the figs and then cut an X across the top about 1/2 inch deep.
- open the X you have just cut and fill with about 1 tablespoon of goat cheese (you can put more if the figs are larger. It's goat cheese- it going to taste good no matter what.)
- place figs on foil lined sheet and place in 400 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes
- place on to serving tray and drizzle with honey and balsamic. Salt to taste.