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Easy Fig Appetizer
Every summer, when the figs start to ripen, I find myself searching out new ways to prepare them. Figs are an amazingly versatile fruit, complementing savory dishes just as well as sweet ones.
This recipe combines the perfect mixture of sweet and savory into one delicious and addicting appetizer.
With fresh and healthy ingredients, you can serve this to your guests and be proud—and never have to admit it only took you 15 minutes to make, including the cooking time!
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30 roasted fig halves
- 15 ripe figs, stems removed and fruits halved
- 4 ounces plain goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Wash the figs well. Remove the stems and slice the fruit in half lengthways. Be sure to use a sharp knife for this, as a dull one may just squish particularly ripe fruits.
- Lay the fig halves on a baking tray, cut-side up. You may have to take a little slice of skin off the back side of some of them to make them lie evenly. This is fine.
- Divide the goat cheese evenly between the fig halves, placing a nice dollop on each cut surface.
- Sprinkle with fresh thyme. Resist the temptation to pre-sample—they're good now, but they'll be better later!
- Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven.
- Arrange them on a serving plate and devour! Best served hot or warm, and fresh from the oven.
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How to Choose the Best Figs
Ripe figs may be purple, golden, or green, depending on the variety. Choose figs that feel very soft to the touch—almost like plump water balloons. Avoid any that are still hard, or those that look squashed. Figs are fragile and easily damaged, and this allows them to spoil quickly.
The best figs should have a sweet, honey-like scent when smelled.
How to Slice Figs
Wash your figs well, then remove the stems with a sharp paring knife. On a cutting board, slice the figs in half lengthwise. Be sure to use a sharp knife for this, as a dull one may just squish particularly ripe fruits.
Happy cooking and I hope you enjoy this delicious appetizer!