Tuesday, July 5, 2011

{easy appetizer: goat cheese stuffed figs + honey}

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
  • honey
  • balsamic vinegar
  1. cut off the tops of the figs and then cut an X across the top about 1/2 inch deep.
  2. 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.)
  3. place figs on foil lined sheet and place in 400 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes
  4. place on to serving tray and drizzle with honey and balsamic. Salt to taste. 
  5. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. we have a gigantic fig tree in our yard.. usually the birds enjoy them more than we do:) [mostly because i had no idea what to do with them]. i'm so excited to try this now!