Roasted Fig and Goat Cheese Recipe | How to Make

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So, you must try the sweet and savory combination of roasted figs with goat cheese. Here we will share with you healthy and delicious fig and goat cheese appetizer ideas for your next party.

Fig season has started. Besides Eating them raw or making different recipes, I liked to bake them with goat cheese. These figs stuffed with goat cheese, honey, and walnuts are made in heaven.

So, if you love figs, I have a baked fig recipe for you. I’m sure you and your family will love it. Figs have a very unique taste and a soft, juicy texture that no other fruit has.

Health benefits of figs

Figs are an excellent source of fiber. 4 grams of fiber are present in each fresh fig. Scientifically, as a general rule, under 50 years of age women require 25 grams of fiber per day and men require 38 grams per day. After 50 years of age, women require 21 grams, and men 30 grams per day.

Figs are also very nutritious sources of minerals such as potassium and calcium which are very healthy and beneficial for our heart health. For a heart health boost, add dried figs to yogurt and baked foods.

Figs are also rich in prebiotics which promote healthy gut bacteria and digestive function.

Fig-tastic! A Simple yet Elegant Appetizer Recipe


  1. 12 fresh ripe figs
  2. 1 log of creamy goat cheese (4 ounces)
  3. 2 TBSP. Of olive oil
  4. 2 TBSP of honey
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. 20 grams finely chopped walnuts for garnish

How to cook

  • Preheat the oven to 200 C (400F).

  • Cut the figs into an “X “shape on the top.

  • Leave the small portion of the figs uncut to hold the figs together.

  • Place the figs on a greased tray.

  • Put goat cheese in a plastic bag.

  • Massage the plastic bag with warm hands until the cheese softens.

  • Cut the one of bottom corners of the plastic bag and divide the 4 0z goat cheese evenly between the 12 figs.

  • Grease the figs with olive oil and drizzle over the figs 2 tbsp of honey.

  • Bake the figs in a preheated oven for 10 minutes until they soften.

  • Transfer to a serving platter.

  • Garnish with finely chopped walnuts and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  • Serve it while warm.

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This appetizer requires 3-5 ingredients and minimal cooking skills. Sweet, savory, and utterly delicious, this recipe is perfect for a quick snack or as a show-stopping appetizer at your next gathering.

Give it a try and indulge in the season’s flavors!

References: Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE


Q: What cheese pairs best with figs?

A: Goat cheese is a popular choice, but blue cheese and brie also complement figs well.

Q: What does fig pair well with?

A: Figs pair well with nuts, honey, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and various cheeses.

Q: How do you eat roasted figs?

A: Roasted figs can be eaten as a standalone snack, added to salads, or served on crostini with cheese and honey.

Q: Do you eat fig skin?

A: Yes, the fig skin is edible and adds texture and flavor to the fruit.

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