Warm Figs with Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze
Warm Figs with Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze. A simple, but elegant appetizer of fresh figs that are cut open and filled with goat cheese and pistachios. They are baked until warm and come served drizzled with balsamic glaze.
I love figs and I’m so happy fig season is here! Are you as happy as I am? Maybe not quite as happy as I am but you will be when you see how easy this recipe is. Figs are so versatile because they can be made into a sweet or a savory dish.
They’re delicious to snack on, a great topping for flatbreads and make amazing desserts. For today’s recipe, I’m serving them as an appetizer of warm figs with goat cheese, pistachios and balsamic glaze. This tempting appetizer hits all the flavor notes.
As I mentioned above, this recipe is so easy to make and impressive enough to serve when entertaining or just something to nibble on with a nice glass of wine. Fresh, ripe figs are cut into an ‘X’. They are filled with tangy goat cheese, broiled, then topped with roasted pistachios and drizzled with a balsamic glaze. So what are you waiting for? Go and buy some figs and get figgy with it!
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35 Comments on “Warm Figs with Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze”
I’ve been waiting to try this my Trader Joes finally had figs. They didn’t have any pistachios so I used pecans and this is a very good dish, the creamy goat cheese is so good with the slightly sweet figs.
I love pecans too, I’m glad you liked it.
Can you use dried figs? I can’t find fresh near me
I used fresh figs for this recipe. I have not tried it with dried because they are baked I’m not sure it would work.
I have a modified version I tried using dried fig placed into boiling water removed pot from heat after 5 minutes let them reabsorb the water for 15 minutes. Drained water and cooled in refrigerator to use the next day
I then cut the stems off them and used my fingertip to open the inside up without tearing the sides. I mixed chopped parsley and fine chopped walnuts into the creamy chevre/feta and since my piping bag would not cooperate I finger stuffed the mix into the figs placing them in an olive oil sprayed pan to cook. I then decided for decoration I took walnut halves and placed one into the feta mix on top.. before cooking yummy. After cooking I tried some basaltic reduction glass on top of some…I’ll admit it is a nice added flavour but I’m not a huge balsamic fan since a french quarter restaurant in New Orleans served me a ice creme sunday with balsamic reduction, since then I avoid all but a little balsamic in my cooking and salad dressings. And for that chef I say…”NO BALSAMIC REDUCTION DOES NOT TASTE LIKE CHOCOLATE SYRUP!”
Incredibly easy to make, decadent and addicting! I used Trader Joe’s balsamic sauce (like a reduction) and made these as a snack three days in a row in under 10 minutes in my toaster oven.
Using store bought balsamic glaze is a great shortcut
Has anyone actually made this recipe??? I’m going to give it 5 stars ONLY because it’s not fair to select none if I’ve never tried it.
Yes, there are feedback comments on 3 different Pinterest pins along with pictures. You can find them here:
This is a stunning recipe and I can’t wait for fig season.
Thank you Jan, I hope you try the recipe.
This appetizer looks fabulous! I love fresh figs and goat cheese! I’ve made something similar in the past topped with toffee. It was such a yummy dessert.
I am with you! I always get excited for fig season. These figs look amazing. I have never put pistachios in a fig recipe, so, this will be very interesting to make.
I love this idea with the balsamic drizzle. Fabulous.
We actually have a fig tree so I am always looking for good gig recipes!! Thank you for this amazing sounding one!!
Rebecca, I’m jealous of your tree
My grandfather calabrese, had trees and for years we dug them up wrapped them an buried them upside down in cleveland ohio for winter. As a child I got hit with a stick on a regular basis stealing fresh figs from the trees to eat them. I miss my grandfather and his humour when hed hit me knowing I was honoring his tree production by stealing fresh figs to eat.
Dear Janette, these are beautiful. What a wonderful appetizer…so elegant. xo, Catherine
These are so gorgeous and look so delicious!
I love figs with cheese but never did balsamic glaze with them. A new recipe to try.
Oh wow, now this is a showstopper!
I LOVE figs and this recipe looks amazing!
I LOVE fresh figs and your dish looks outrageous Janette!
This is simple, elegant and sounds scrumptious.
Figs are in season right now in Greece and these little bites are the best appetizers!
I am in the need of a fun appetizer for next week. I am totally going to try this!
Wow, all the good things in one delicious recipe, I KNOW I’d love this!
It’s a great idea this. Healthy too. My only grip is not being able to find fresh figs here where we live. 🙁
What a beautiful appetizer! I can’t wait to serve these to guests or make for a date night in.
Perfect flavour combination! Fresh figs with a good cheese and balsamic can never do any wrong.
I have never purchased a fig before but am much more inclined now since you’ve shared this fabulous way to eat them!
Ok! I will get some figs and make this. I always for get about figs and we love them. This dish is too good to pass up!
Oh my, Janette. These are stunning! I adore the last photo of the figs – looks like a painting. This is such a simple yet elegant treat – always the best! I may have to jump my neighbors fence and steal some of his figs for this one 😉
Brilliant flavor combination and beautiful pictures!
This is such a cool idea! Love this salad! Will be getting some figs later today and will try it!