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Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese

Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese are a delicious treat I made with some figs I got from my brother Rand. Figs are not low in carbs, but I used sugar-free maple syrup to make this lower in carbs.

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I love it when people give me things from their gardens, and I came up with these Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese when the garden windfalls included a container of fresh figs my brother Rand picked from his tree in California. This was my first time cooking figs, so I used google to find interesting things that other food bloggers had done with them.

I wanted a dish without added sugar, and I’m a fan of savory-sweet combinations, so I adapted a couple of roasted figs ideas into something that was perfect for me. I loved everything about how these roasted figs turned out, and I think this would make a lovely appetizer or not-too-sweet dessert for a dinner party if you’re lucky enough to have fresh figs where you live.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • ripe figs (see notes)
  • goat cheese
  • good quality balsamic vinegar
  • Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (affiliate link) or agave nectar 
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste (I didn’t use a lot of either)

What kind of figs did I use?

Figs don’t grow in Utah so I haven’t eaten them that often, but I think these are Mission Figs, named for the Fathers who settled California.

How did I make this recipe lower in carbs?

I originally made this recipe with agave nectar, which is delicious if you’re not so concerned about carbs. But when I switched it out for Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (affiliate link) it was still tasty and quite a bit lower in carbs. Of course figs do have some carbs, and you could make a smaller size serving if you want the carbs to be even lower.

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How to Make Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. For this recipe I considered two figs (four halves) to be an appetizer or dessert serving. You can adapt the recipe for as many figs as you have on hand!
  2. If you had individual little ovenproof dishes that would hold four fig halves for each person, that would be a lovely way to serve this for a dinner party. I used this casserole dish which held the four figs I used.
  3. Start to preheat the oven to 400F, and then spray the dish with a little non-stick spray or brush with olive oil.
  4. Cut off the stem end of each fig, and then cut them in half lengthwise and lay in the dish.
  5. Cut a thin slice of goat cheese and lay on top of each fig half. If you keep the goat cheese in the fridge until right before you cut it, it’s easier to slice.
  6. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar and Balsamic Vinegar or Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (affiliate link) to make a glaze. 
  7. Drizzle the balsamic-agave glaze over the figs and goat cheese.
  8. Roast for 15-18 minutes, or until figs are hot and slightly cooked and cheese is melted.
  9. You can use a spoon to drizzle more glaze over the top halfway through the cooking time if you’d like. Serve hot and enjoy!

Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese and Balsamic-Agave Glaze found on KalynsKitchen.com

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Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese

Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese

Yield 2 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese are drizzled with balsamic glaze, and these are delicious for a treat!


  • 4 ripe figs (see notes)
  • 8 thin slices of goat cheese
  • 1 T good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 T Sugar-Free Maple Syrup or agave nectar 
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste (I didn’t use a lot of either)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray or brush with olive oil.
  3. Cut the stem end off of each fig, then cut figs in half lengthwise and lay in baking dish with cut side up.
  4. Cut 8 thin slices of goat cheese and lay on top of each fig half. (If you have a larger roll of goat cheese you could cut 4 slices, then cut each in half.)
  5. Whisk together balsamic vinegar and Sugar-Free Maple Syrup (or agave nectar), then drizzle over the cheese-topped figs.
  6. Lightly season figs with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  7. Roast for 15-18 minutes, until the figs are hot and lightly cooked and cheese is melted.
  8. You can use a spoon to drizzle more glaze over the figs halfway through the baking time if you’d like.
  9. Serve hot, and wait for compliments!
  10. And if you have a brother with a fig tree, be sure to tell him how much you liked it so you can get more figs delivered in the future!


You can use more figs to make as many servings as you'd like. I used Mission Figs that my brother Rand brought me from California.

This recipe adapted from YumSugar, who adapted it from The Food Network.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 2.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6.5mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 3.5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese are too high in carbs for a traditional low-carb diet plan, and if you’re following the original South Beach Diet or a low-glycemic eating plan, this would need to be an occasional treat. Use Sugar-Free Maple Syrup to replace the agave nectar if you wanted the lowest amount of carbs.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2010. It was last updated with more information and a lower-carb option in 2021.

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    38 Comments on “Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese”

  1. I have 2 fig trees at my home in Southern Utah! Will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

  2. Diana, you're welcome. So glad you liked it.

  3. I made this last night and it was delicious! Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes!

  4. Gemma, thanks. I really did love it.

  5. Sounds amazing!

  6. Gina, I know you'll like them. They're a new ingredient for me too, but I loved the figs.

  7. I'm knew to figs, these look wonderful Kalyn, next time I see figs in the market, I plan on trying these.

  8. Dawn, thanks. I did love it. Fig Tart sounds heavenly too.

  9. What a great recipe. I love all the flavors! Sound very similar to a tart I made recently with fresh figs…will have to try it with the goat cheese though. Mmmm.

  10. Marieellen, I hope the blog will be useful for you. Good luck getting back on the plan.

  11. Hi there,

    I just stumbled upon your blog, and am very pleasantly surprised at all the wonderful recipes you have decided to share for us South Beach dieters. I haven't tried any yet, but I simply can not wait to do so!! It appears that you put a lot of time and effort into this site, which may soon become my most frequently visited web site. I just started back up on the plan after slipping back after a summer chocked full of birthday bashes and their evil foods that go along with them! Thanks in advance, talk to you again soon!

  12. I'm so happy to have found you, Kalyn! We're just getting started on the South Beach diet, but you are confirming what we believe: that it can be done without sacrificing delicious food! Thanks!

  13. Susan, you have to be the best fig blogga ever! Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Those look divine, Kalyn. And thanks for the links!

    Your friend, Fig Blogga. 😉

  15. Sally, the roasted figs were just heavenly, a bit more concentrated flavor than when you eat them raw.

  16. Wonderful recipe, Kalyn… me and my beloved tend to eat the fruit fresh, and I confess I've never ever even tried a roasted fig. Sounds luscious, though

  17. Christine, I must have been typing a comment at the same time you were. Figs with proscuitto sounds heavenly.

    I don't use agave all that frequently, but I do think there has been a lot of hype about the "dangers" associated with it. Glad it was useful for you. I do believe that everyone should be "pro choice" about other people's food decisions!