Fresh figs and goat cheese are one of those perfect flavor combinations that just about everyone enjoys. Topped with a drizzle of honey and pinch of sea salt, they make a great stand-alone appetizer or a nice addition to a cheese platter.Print
Fig and Goat Cheese Bites
Fresh figs topped with goat cheese, a drizzle of honey and a pinch of sea salt make a great no-cook appetizer or a delicious accompaniment to a cheese platter.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 36 pieces
- 18 black mission figs (about 1-1/4-inch in diameter)
- 2 to 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese (chèvre)
- Sea salt
- Trim the stems from the ends of the figs and halve them lengthwise. Press the tip of a teaspoon into the center of each fig half to make a slight depression to hold the goat cheese and arrange them on a serving tray.
- Combine the goat cheese and 1 teaspoon of the honey until blended. Mound a small amount of the mixture (about 1/2 teaspoon) in the center of each fig.
- Use a fork to drizzle a small amount of honey over the figs. The goal is to add just a touch of sweetness, so be conservative and don't get it on the sides of the figs or your guests will have sticky fingers!
- Top each fig with a tiny pinch of sea salt and serve.
This appetizer can be made ahead and refrigerated, but it needs to be brought to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.