Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs with Lavender Thyme Honey

It’s always a bit sad when fig season comes to an end. This year it seemed especially brief but I’m not sure if it actually was or if I’m just being a big fig-loving baby! So to celebrate the season before it passes, here is just a simple roasted fig recipe stuffed with soft, crumbly goat cheese and drizzled with lavender and thyme infused honey. The infused honey makes this recipe a little more fragrant and delicious and is definitely worth the extra few minutes to make. If you have some fig recipes near and dear to your heart, please share them with us! There can never be enough uses for figs!

As a side note, a family member recently asked me what figs taste like and wondered if they were similar to prunes (yuck!). I told her that the best way I can describe a good fig is that it has a slightly seedy, soft, full-mouth feeling with a deep and subtle honey flavor. What do you think? How would you describe figs?

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  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3-4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
  • 2 pints fresh figs
  • goat cheese

~Heat honey in a pan over very low heat until liquified and add thyme and lavender. Let “steep”.

~Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

~Quarter figs and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Stuff with goat cheese and roast in oven for 12 minutes until soft.

~Pour infused honey over figs and serve.

ENJOY!!!

all rights reserved Crystal Cartier copyright 2012
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9 Responses to “Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs with Lavender Thyme Honey”
  1. Nori Rost says:

    Hi– about how many figs are in two pints? In other words, how many servings does this make? Having a big tapas party and will need to male lots!!!

    • Crystal says:

      Hi Nori! I find it really depends on where you buy them and how big the figs are. When I get figs at the store they’re usually sold by the pound so I just load up the pints, but at the Farmers’ Market the pints are already put together. I’d estimate maybe around 7 figs give or take per pint. I just always make what seems to be a crazy amount and they always disappear FAST! Hope you have a great party!!!

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