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By: Enrique Gili on Oct. 2, 2013, 12:08 p.m.
Warm Figs with Goat Cheese recipe

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Warm Figs with Goat Cheese

This late-summer treat can be whipped up quickly and multiplied by the number of guests you have.

Prep time: 5 minutes  

Total time: 10 minutes  

Yield: 12 appetizers

Warm Figs with Goat Cheese


  • 1 tablespoon walnut pieces
  • Sprinkle thyme, optional garnish
  • 6 fresh figs, halved
  • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fold walnut pieces and thyme into goat cheese. Place halved figs on a baking sheet. Top each fig with 1 teaspoon goat cheese mix. Cook on center rack of oven 5 to 7 minutes, until goat cheese melts. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar.
  3. Serve on a bed of fig leaves. Toss any goat cheese that remains into a salad.