These roasted figs are quite possibly the easiest appetizer ever. Perfect for when you feel like being fancy but don’t have the energy to make a complex appetizer.
Here’s how to start growing your own figs so you can enjoy these luscious fruits more often.
Easy roasted figs
This fig and goat cheese appetizer starts with fresh fig fruit. You’ll find them fresh at the market from about June to September. If you’re growing a fig tree of your own, you might see your tree produce two crops, the first (and larger) one in early summer, with a second fruiting on new wood in the early fall. In either case, you should be able to enjoy these roasted figs during your summertime cookouts.
Relying on seasonal fruits for our cooking certainly does make one appreciate them more, doesn’t it? Indulge while the figs are plentiful. (And then dream of this delicious appetizer the rest of the year!)
To make these easy roasted fig appetizers, you’ll cut whole figs in half and roast them in the oven. A clever cook could also do the roasting on the backyard grill.
Once roasted, simply top the warm figs with goat cheese, a sprinkle of nuts, and a drizzle of honey. Want to know where you can find local honey in your area? Check out this honey finder. Just choose your state from the map and you’ll find a selection of honey to choose from.
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Honey-Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese & Pistachios
- 1 1/2 c. soft goat cheese
- 8 large ripe figs
- 3 T. honey divided
- ¼ c. pistachios chopped
To prepare roasted figs, pre-heat oven to 350°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking sheet.
Cut figs in half lengthwise. Arrange sliced figs on baking sheet, cut side up, and drizzle with some of the honey.
- Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes.
Top each roasted fig with a spoonful of creamy goat cheese and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios. Drizzle with some local honey and serve immediately. Enjoy!