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Roasted figs with goat cheese and honey are a delicious option to brighten up your starters or enhance your salads. This sweet-salty combination offers an explosion of flavors in the mouth. But the fig is not limited to this simple recipe, we can also decline it as our selection of the 10 best recipes easy to make with figs proves. But for now, find out how to choose your figs well, follow our step-by-step recipe to treat yourself to this classic dish of the season.

When choosing figs for roasting, opt for fruit that is ripe but still slightly firm to the touch. They must keep their shape during cooking and offer a pleasant texture in the mouth. Avoid figs that are too soft, as they may crumble when cooked. Look for medium to large sized figs for this recipe. They will provide enough surface area to incorporate the goat cheese and absorb the flavors of the honey and herbs. The figs should be intact, with no major spots or bruises. Smooth, shiny skin is usually a sign of freshness.

For 4 people

Preparation 10 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 8 fresh figs
  • 100 g of fresh goat’s cheese
  • 2 tablespoons runny honey
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Steps :

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / thermostat 6

2. Wash and gently dry the figs. Cut them into quarters, leaving the base intact to keep them attached.

3. Slightly incise the top of the figs crosswise to insert small pieces of goat’s cheese.

4. Arrange the figs on a baking tray previously greased or lined with baking paper. Drizzle them with olive oil and honey. Add the rosemary sprigs and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

5. Roast the figs in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, until tender and slightly caramelized.

6. Remove the figs from the oven and allow them to cool slightly before serving.

To fully appreciate these roasted figs with goat cheese and honey, serve them warm on toasted bread for a tasty starter or arrange them on a fresh salad.

Replace rosemary with thyme or sage. If you don’t have fresh herbs, dried herbs will also work. Vary the nuts by using pecans, almonds or hazelnuts instead. Instead of honey, try maple or agave syrup. You can also substitute goat cheese with feta or blue cheese for a change. And for an extra dose of indulgence, you can wrap the figs with a slice of smoked bacon or bacon before cooking.

And if you are lucky enough to have a fig tree in your garden, did you know that you can also use the leaves for your cooking recipes? We found you 5 gourmet ideas to do with fig leaves.


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