Roasted Figs with Balsamic and Goat Cheese

We have a fig tree and have to rush out to get the ripe ones before the birds do.   I love this recipe and it’s so easy to make!

INGREDIENTS
4 ripe figs
8 thin slices of goat cheese
1 T good quality balsamic vinegar
1 T honey .  Make sure it’s real honey
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste (I didn’t use a lot of either)

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 400F

Spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray or brush with olive oil.

Cut the stem end off of each fig, then cut figs in half lengthwise and lay in baking dish with cut side up.

Cut 8 thin slices of goat cheese and lay on top of each fig half. (If you have a larger roll of goat cheese you could cut 4 slices, then cut each in half.)

Whisk together balsamic vinegar and honey, then drizzle over the cheese-topped figs.

Lightly season figs with salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Roast for 15-18 minutes, until the figs are hot and lightly cooked and cheese is melted.

You can use a spoon to drizzle more glaze over the figs halfway through the baking time if you’d like.

Serve warm and yummy!