Honey Grilled Figs with Whipped Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze - a foodie appetizer ready in just minutes. It's a must-make for fig season! * GoodieGodmother.com
Honey Grilled Fresh Figs with Whipped Goat Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mary (The Goodie Godmother)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • cup ¼ unpacked brown sugar
  • tsp ¼ salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 lb fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and stir frequently until the sugar has dissolved and the glaze has reduced to the desired consistency (at least by half). This takes 10-15 minutes. You can speed up the process by using a slightly wider pan.
  2. Once the glaze has reached just under the desired thickness (it will thicken as it cools), remove from the heat and place in a glass container. Refrigerate until needed. You can make the sauce up to 3 days in advance.
  3. Wash the figs, pat dry, and cut in half. Set a grill pan over medium high heat.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the honey and olive oil and dip or brush the figs with the honey mixture.
  5. Place on the grill ban and grill 2-3 minutes per side. Remove and place on a platter.
  6. Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or a hand mixer and a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the goat cheese and cream cheese for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until fluffy. Pipe or spoon onto the grilled figs.
  7. Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the filled figs and enjoy!