Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

DR of Tech Chefs requested my Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs recipe, so here it is.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs
1 quart size basket of fresh figs
1 4oz log of goat cheese
1 1/2 - 2 Tbs. honey (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg

1. Remove stem ends of figs, and slice in half vertically. Using the tip of a knife, scrape a small indentation in the center of the fig half. As you can see, it doesn't need to be a huge hole, just big enough to provide a place for the cheese to rest.

2. Place a small piece of goat cheese in the hole. You're not trying to pack it in, just use the hole as a "resting place" for the cheese as it fills the fig.

3. Once all figs are stuffed, arrange them on a tray or platter and drizzle lightly with honey. You can see I go for a very thin stream of honey that I drizzle over the figs. They shouldn't be overly sweet. Ideally, the honey should merely be a complement to the natural sweetness of a ripe fig.

Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and nutmeg and serve!

This dish makes a very stunning appetizer, and it will be sure to wow any guests you prepare it for.