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.
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. 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. 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.
How to Make Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- 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! 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.
- Start to preheat the oven to 400F, and then spray the dish with a little non-stick spray or brush with olive oil.
- Cut off the stem end of each fig, and then cut them in half lengthwise and lay in the dish.
- 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.
- Whisk together the balsamic vinegar and agave nectar to make a syrup that will be drizzled over the figs and goat cheese before roasting.
- Drizzle the balsamic-agave glaze over the figs and goat cheese.
- Roast for 15-18 minutes, or until figs are hot and slightly cooked and cheese is melted.
- 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!
More Blogger’s Recipes with Figs:
- 4 ripe figs (see notes)
- 8 thin slices of goat cheese
- 1 T good quality balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 T agave nectar (Can also use honey)
- salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste (I didn’t use a lot of either)
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
- Spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray or brush with olive oil.
- Cut the stem end off of each fig, then cut figs in half lengthwise and lay in baking dish with cut side up.
- 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.)
- Whisk together balsamic vinegar and agave nectar, then drizzle over the cheese-topped figs.
- Lightly season figs with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
- Roast for 15-18 minutes, until the figs are hot and lightly cooked and cheese is melted.
- You can use a spoon to drizzle more glaze over the figs halfway through the baking time if you’d like.
- Serve hot, and wait for compliments!
- 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!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 359mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g
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.
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 definitely be an occasional treat. You could use an approved sweetener to replace the agave nectar if you wanted to reduce the carbs.
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