Warm Figs With Goat Cheese
16 Ripe Figs (If you can, look for Black Mission Figs, the smaller, the better. Figs are in season in summer and fall)
4 ounces goat cheese
1 1/2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Fresh Cracked Pepper
Preheat the oven to 350DegreesFarenheit. Cut the figs into four slices that are still connected (so they look like open flowers), making sure not to cut all the way to the bottom. Arrange the figs cut side up on a cookie sheet, spoon a little goat cheese inside each fig, and lightly brush the figs with vinegar. Bake for about 8 minutes. Top with a twist of cracked pepper. Bake for about 8 minutes. Transfer the figs to a platter just before serving. Your guests can simply pick them up and eat with their hands (it takes about two bites), but have forks and knives on the table for dainiter eaters who would prefer to cut the figs into small pieces.
- Side Dishes, Cheese