Saturday, June 6, 2009

Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Peppered Honey

My little sister worships figs so when fig season rolls around it's safe to say she has a hefty stash going at all times. And why not? They are a great snack, delicious in salads and even better when used in desserts. Maybe she's on to something.

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.


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1 comment:

wendyroberts617 said...

definitely making this. gorgeous!