Figs and goat cheese baked on baguette bread and drizzled with honey is a recipe you want to make. This tasty and simple fig and cheese recipe is the perfect summer appetizer.
We have a fig tree in our backyard and every year between August and September it blooms with luscious and sweet purple figs that my family and I enjoy picking and eating.
Our figs grow under the California sun and they are 100% organic. We harvest them twice and sometimes three times every season.
Today I decided to make a simple appetizer using figs from our garden.
You only need 5 ingredients to make this lush appetizer: baguette, olive oil, goat cheese, figs and honey.
How to Make Figs And Goat Cheese on Baguette
Start by preheating your oven to 420F (215C). Cut the baguette into 1/2 inch rounds and place them on a large baking sheet. You can also use a country bread loaf or any type of wholegrain toast.
I find baguette (French stick) works best with this recipe because its crispy crust add a nice texture and crunch to the dish.
Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the bread rounds and spread the goat cheese. I use 1 tablespoon per slice but you can use more or less depending on how much cheese you like on your bread.
Wash and cut your figs into 3 slices each. Place the sliced figs over the cheese and put them in the oven for 7 – 10 minutes until the figs bubble a bit on the sides and the bread takes a golden color.
Remove from the oven and drizzle with some good quality raw honey. Garnish with fresh thyme or rosemary and serve warm.
Which Cheese to Use with Figs
I find goat cheese the best match with figs as I like its distinct flavor and creaminess. However, any cream cheese can be suitable with this recipe.
I tried Brie Cheese once and it was a very nice combination with the figs and honey.
One other cheese option to consider, which is totally an acquired taste, is blue cheese. I personally love Stilton Blue Cheese for its characteristic smell and taste, and I also highly recommend Cambozola Cheese, which is a combination of soft triple cream cheese and Italian Gorgonzola.
- 1 baguette (French stick)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 12 figs, washed and cut to thin slices
- 1 cup goat cheese
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- fresh thyme leaves
- Preheat oven to 420F (215C).
- Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch thick slices and place them on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil.
- Spread 1 tablespoon goat cheese on each slice and place sliced figs on top.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven, drizzle with honey and garnish with fresh thyme.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 11gProtein: 7g