I came across this recipe in Bon Appetit and it got me excited for summer. Honey, goat cheese and figs are a classic combination that always please the palate. Do yourself a favor and go buy some local honey. If you are using that stuff in the plastic bear you should be shot. Go to a farmers market and do a honey tasting. Better yet, buy some honey sticks. You can usually get 3 for a dollar and they are the best little treat. If you want to bulk up this dish add some arugula and prosciutto.
Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Peppered Honey
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 12 fresh figs
- 1/4 cup soft fresh goat cheese
Combine honey and pepper in small pitcher; stir to blend. Starting at stem end, cut each fig into quarters, stopping 1/2 inch from bottom to leave base intact. Gently press figs open. Spoon 1 teaspoon cheese into center of each. Arrange figs on platter; drizzle with peppered honey.