Friday, January 20, 2012

Baked Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese and Pecans Recipe


I was so skeptical to try these, mom use to make them years ago. Such a simple appetizer and I never tired them. I was missing out these are addicting and much better than I ever dreamed. What ever took me so long is beyond me...  If you love figs and goat cheese, this will be a winner for you too!
I can't wait to try this with fresh figs!



 12 Dried or Fresh Figs
 (Fresh is best Black mission figs or Brown Turkish) Shown are Dried Kalamatta
  from Greece
 8 ounces Soft Goat cheese or Gorgonzola at room temperature
 Chopped pecans
 High quality Balsamic vinegar
 seasalt

Heat oven to 350 degree

Slice the figs in half lengthwise in half exposing the fig seeds, removing the stem and place on some parchment paper on a cookie sheet or use a ceramic style dish, lightly oil sprayed. Press down in the middle of each fig. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar, just a few drops each and a small grind of sea salt on top.

Fill each fig with  soft goat cheese and chopped pecans. Bake for 7 minutes at 350 degree oven or until the cheese is hot and bubbly! Serve with your favorite wine and crackers.



                 

27 comments:

Federica said...

What delicious morsels, they look amazing :) Bye, have a great week end

Maureen said...

I love this. I usually candy my nuts on top but whatever way you have them, they're delicious!

Angie's Recipes said...

A wonderful gourmet appetizer!

Greg said...

I would enjoy this. But I just got Annette to eat goat cheese, and not run from the room screaming it smells like dirty socks. I am not sure I can get her to eat figs and goat cheese together.

Shelby said...

I've never been one for goat cheese, but I would definitely try some other cheese!

drick perry said...

very nice video... I have had similar on fresh figs and you are right, wonderful... dried figs sometimes are too seedy for me, like dusted in sand, probably the type...

Curt said...

Awesome! Now I have another way to cook and eat figs. I do love my figs.

Claudia said...

How do I love these? All ways and always. Searching for figs now...

Angela said...

These look SO good! I am going to be making these, for sure. My husband will love them.

Catherine said...

Hi Claudia, I love hearing your voice, so nice. I just love figs. My grandpa used to bring them to the house all the time. I guess it is hard to find an Italian that does not like figs! Well, a great appetizer or snack. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

Vicki Bensinger said...

Claudia, these are definitely a winner! I love figs, goat cheese and balsamic. There's no way these aren't outrageously delicious! I can't wait to try them.

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful

alison said...

simply gourmet,love this combination!

Lizzy said...

What an amazing appetizer! I've stuffed dates with goat cheese, so I know these must be scrumptious! Hope you're having a lovely weekend~

Kim Bee said...

Goodness Claudia, this is amazing. You are so creative. I am very jealous.

Reeni said...

Love this sweet and savory combo! They look amazing!

Ann said...

They look absolutely delicious! I'm a huge fan of figs!

Elisabeth said...

These little appetizers look so inviting, scrumptious, and over the top delicious. Never tried it with figs...although I did make similar with dates. I love fresh figs, and I can only imagine the combo of these flavors...Yumm!

Trix said...

I do love this combination!! You don't have to convince me! : )

Spicie Foodie said...

I love fresh and dried figs. We snack on the dried ones all the time. Goat cheese is also a favorite. I can't wait to try this Claudia. It looks so good and love the simplicity of it. Thank you for sharing :)

P.S. Loved the video!

Jennifer said...

Unusual, but it looks wonderful, Claudia.

Alicia said...

These looks so yummy! I love figs and goat cheese and will have to try these soon! :)

Tina said...

This is a great way to get a little sweetness in without over indulging. I am always eyeing the figs at the specialty market, but I have yet to break down and purchase some. However this is a delicious incentive. Tasty post Claudia!

Kiri W. said...

I love stuffed figs, and nothing lends itself better than goat cheese :) Wonderful post!

Peggy said...

What an easy and elegant appetizer! Can't wait to find some fresh figs now =)

Cucina49 said...

You can't see it, but I am positively drooling over these. They look so amazing--what a great appetizer!

Magic of Spice said...

Love the combination!