Figs and Goat Cheese on Baguette—figs and goat cheese baked on baguette bread and drizzled with honey. 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 goes well 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.
Try my new Figs Cake recipe made with fresh figs and topped with cream cheese frosting, pistachios and honey.
- 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
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