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Roasted Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese, Honey, and Pistachios! All baked in the oven and served with baguette! A fantastic festive yet simple appetizer with fresh figs perfect for the holidays. Jump to Recipe
Roasted figs with goat cheese, honey, and pistachios – a dream combo
Whether dried figs or fresh figs, I simply love them. After you enjoyed my fig dip so much, I’m coming at you today with a plate of oven roasted figs. You can actually make this appetizer all year round, but I find these baked figs particularly delightful in the fall and winter.
The combination of fresh figs, creamy goat cheese, and sweet honey is simply irresistible.
A perfect balance of richness and natural sweetness. This dish is perfect as an elegant appetizer, a party snack, or even as a delicious conclusion to a special meal.
Served with crispy baguette – Bon appétit!
- Figs: Fresh figs form the base of the dish, bringing their natural sweetness and juicy texture to the table. They serve as a tasty shell for the savory filling.
- Goat Cheese: The soft goat cheese adds a creamy texture and mild tangy flavor to the dish. It pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of the figs. If you don’t like goat cheese, you can use ricotta or blue cheese as alternatives.
- Pistachios: they provide a pleasant crunch and a nutty flavor. They offer a textural complement to the soft figs and goat cheese, creating a balanced flavor profile.
- Honey serves as a sweetener and enhances the natural sweetness of the figs. It contributes to caramelization during baking, so it’s best not to skip this ingredient.
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper: Salt accentuates the flavors and balances the sweetness of the figs, while freshly ground black pepper adds a subtle heat and depth to the dish.
How to Roast Figs with Goat Cheese – Step by Step:
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
2. Remove the stems from the figs and make a gentle cross-shaped incision on the top of each fig, cutting halfway through. Slightly open them with your fingers (Image 1 + 2).
3. Use a teaspoon to generously fill the figs with goat cheese. Place them in a small ovenproof dish.
4. Now sprinkle the chopped pistachios over the stuffed figs and drizzle the figs with honey (4 + 5). To intensify the flavor, add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
5. Place the dish under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the figs appear soft and release their natural juices.
How to pick ripe figs?
When selecting figs for this recipe, look for fruits that are plump, slightly soft to the touch, and have a rich color. Avoid figs that are overly mushy or have blemishes or mold. Ripe figs should also have a sweet fragrance.
What kind of goat cheese works best for making stuffed figs?
For filling the figs, it’s recommended to use soft and creamy goat cheese. The French cheese “Chevre” is particularly popular for this purpose, as its smooth texture and tangy note complement the sweetness of the figs.
Are there alternatives to pistachios?
Yes, you can use pecans, almonds, or walnuts depending on your preference.
Can I substitute goat cheese with another cheese?
You can experiment with alternatives. Cream cheese, ricotta, or even blue cheese can be used as substitutes for goat cheese in stuffed fig recipes.
Roasted Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese, Honey & Pistachios
Roasted Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese, Honey, and Pistachios! All baked in the oven and served with baguette! A fantastic festive yet simple appetizer with fresh figs perfect for the holidays.
- 6 medium-sized figs
- 3 oz / 80 grams of soft goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
Remove the stems from the figs and make a careful cross-shaped incision on the top of each fig, cutting halfway through.
Use a teaspoon to generously fill the figs with soft goat cheese. Place them in a small ovenproof dish.
Now, sprinkle the chopped pistachios over the stuffed figs and drizzle the figs with honey.
To intensify the flavor, add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper according to your preference.
Bake for 5 Minutes, then Place the dish under the broiler for approximately 1 minute or until the figs appear tender and release their natural juices.
These figs can be served either warm or chilled and are an excellent accompaniment to a glass of wine.