Baked Figs with Goat Cheese and Maple Syrup
I've been patiently watching the figs on the trees on Mallorca go from green to plump and purple over the last couple of weeks and helping myself to a few from trees now and then. I love them so much, so after eating them, I usually declare them to be my favorite above all other fruit. (But, actually my favorite fruit is the one that's in season.)
So how many ways can we eat figs? Well, directly off the tree is incomparable, but fresh figs enliven any boring smoothie bowl or salad and make any plate look sexy. Beyond that, I also love them as preserves and in galettes and breads. Because figs pair really well with goat cheese, one of my favorite recipes is to bake them with a little French chèvre and drizzle of maple syrup, topped with a walnut. This is perfect as a starter or as a lovely complement to a green salad and it's sweet enough to be dessert too!
I hope you like it! And, if you happen to have a fig tree with more fruit than you can eat, please let me know!
To your health and happiness! xx, Juli
- fresh figs
- French goat cheese (chèvre)
- maple syrup
- Carefully rinse fresh figs, gently pat them dry, and halve.
- Place a teaspoon size of goat cheese on each fig.
- Drizzle maple syrup.
- Top with chopped walnuts.
- Bake for about 15 minutes in 180 C or until the figs are warm and the goat cheese has melted a little.
- Enjoy warm!