Weekend recipe | Stuffed figs

08.21.2015

Whoop dee doo, it’s fig season! Truth be told, I’m kinda fascinated by this fruit.

When I was a child, I was repulsed by it. I remember road trips where my parents would stop on the side of the road to buy figs from farmers, and I would never, for the life of me, have a bite of this strange fruit. Wouldn’t have it. No way.

But now I love figs. I think it’s one of those fruits that gets appreciated as your palette gets wiser – almost like wine…

Anyway, I found this funky recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Because one thing I love about figs is their capacity to combine with other ingredients and give a subtil and unique taste. Last year, I shared some fig tartines recipes with you. This time, the recipe calls for goat cheese, prosciutto ham [optional if you are a vegetarian] arugula salad and honey. Oh my. I tried it at home this week, and these mini bites were gone before I could count to ten. But then again, I couldn’t count that fast, because I was busy eating half of them! ;-)

Stuffed Figs | FrenchByDesign

So if this weekend, you come across some good looking figs at your farmers market, here is a nice, easy and quick recipe for you.

Stuffed Figs | FrenchByDesign

Goat cheese stuffed figs recipe:

What you need :

  • a pint of fresh figs
  • some goat cheese
  • 1 slice of prosciutto ham [optional] cut into strips
  • a few leaves of arugula salad
  • some honey

Stuffed Figs | FrenchByDesign

Steps :

  • Rinse your figs, remove the top and make 2 deep perpendicular cuts into each fig.
  • Stuff the fig with goat cheese, and top with some prosciutto ham, arugula salad. Add a bit of honey on  top, and voilà!

I told you it was super easy, but seriously, the combination of all these ingredients will make your guests ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over this simple but fancy appetizer. Bon appetit, and a bon weekend to you guys! Xo, Si-

10 comments

  • Katya

    These look delicious and super healthy! Love fig season!
    Thank you for sharing and a lovely weekend to you as well, Si! XXX-

  • Simone

    My favourite is fig cut in half (or quarters) ricotta cheese, drizzled with runny honey… Hmmmm.
    It’s by Jamie Oliver in one of his first books. We eat it as a desert, he ate it for breakfast.

    • French By Design

      Woah, this sounds delicious… Will definitely have to try this one as well! Thanks for the tip Simone! Xo-

  • Kaitlyn

    These look SO yummy. Definitely interested in trying!
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  • Hilda

    I make this with bleu cheese!

  • mascasa

    ¡Fantástica receta! Fácil de elaborar con buenas fotografías y un resultado delicioso. Gracias por compartirla con todos/as.

  • Claire

    Looks so good! Here in Poland is difficult to reach fresh figs. I can buy it, but it`s rather “fresh”, so i prefere to buy in a can or the best solution is trip to Croatia :-)

  • Megan

    Looks lovely. Not that I expect it really matters but what is a ‘pint of figs’ surely they would be sold by weight and I have no idea how many you get in a pint. Purely curious of this imperial measurement… can you lift the fog for me?

    • French By Design

      I apologize if my directions were unclear. The fig amount is roughly 2 cups. I usually count 3 to 4 stuffed figs per person. I hope this clarifies. Xx-

  • Juju Sprinkles

    Little morsels of flavor explosion! I am obsessed with figs too. You are totally right that when you pair figs with something, they transform into something new. Yummmm!

    Juju Sprinkles
    http://www.jujusprinkles.com