Stuffed Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

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A stylish seasonal dish made from fresh ripe figs, creamy mild Chavroux, and crunchy pistachios, served with a green pepper grape syrup. You can serve this as an appetizer, a snack or even as a light dessert.

Stuffed Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

adapted from Küchengötter
  • 250 ml Grape juice
  • 5 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Green peppercorns
  • Fresh thyme
  • 30 g Pistachio nuts
  • 100 g Fresh goat cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Fresh figs
  1. Place grape juice and 3 teaspoons of honey in a saucepan. Cook the mixture on high heat until it becomes syrupy, about 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220C/430F. Crush the green peppercorns with a mortar and pestle and add to the grape syrup. Finely chop the pistachios.
  3. In a bowl, stir together fresh goat cheese, 2 teaspoons of honey, thyme leaves, and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Slice each fig in half lengthwise. Make a depression in the middle with the back of a teaspoon. Fill the depression with goat cheese filling. Place them in a baking dish. Switch the oven function to grill and roast the filled fig halves for 6-8 minutes until the goat cheese is lightly browned. Serve with the grape syrup. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


OohLookBel 14/9/12 06:34

Those fat figs look incredibly good. Love the presentation and the grape and honey syrup, too, as they makes the dish even more luscious.

foodtravelandwine 14/9/12 06:38

I just love it!....I wish I could have more figs....delicious!!....Abrazotes, Marcela

Susan 14/9/12 07:20

A lovely combination. Figs are just one of the best sophisticated! XOXO

jani lebaron 14/9/12 07:29

Beautiful photos, great post... perfect combination!

Top Cuisine avec Lavi 14/9/12 07:33

Looks great! the photos are incredible perfect! Delicious!

Kiran @ 14/9/12 07:43

LOVE this simple yet elegant use of figs!

Mich - Piece of Cake 14/9/12 07:46

This is very versatile dish indeed since its great for dessert or appetiser or tea and looks so delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 14/9/12 08:03

Heavenly! A refined dessert.



Anonymous 14/9/12 08:37

Perfection on a plate Angie. I LOVE figs!
:-) Mandy

Emma @ Food, Fork and Good 14/9/12 10:10

OOh yes, I love Figs, and I love pistachios. I've never had the sense to try goats cheese (at least while sober enough to enjoy it...damn cocktail parties!) This sounds really interesting though - I love the picture of the figs lined up on the wooden plate. awesome!

Vimitha Anand 14/9/12 10:13

A simple but elegant preparation

Guru Uru 14/9/12 10:28

I'm seeing figs everywhere and loving it! This looks gorgeous :D

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Adrian (Food Rehab) 14/9/12 10:44

Dayem, this dish has got FLOW! Love the use of colour - a perfect way to welcome the spring weather...just not the hayfever. Wah.

WeR SAHM 14/9/12 11:34

yummy dessert...

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Belinda @zomppa 14/9/12 12:30

Next time I need to impress a general or something at a five-star holiday dinner! Or just my family this weeken - this is so elegant!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 14/9/12 13:05

Your figs look so romantic Angie. Beautiful as always.

Baker Street 14/9/12 13:53

the grape syrup, the crunchy pistachios!! I'm loving it all! great recipe, angie!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 14/9/12 14:04

I've been searching for good figs and all I can find is mushy rotten ones. I have a recipe for roasted figs with red wine - and really want to try it! These do look wonderful - did you love them? I think I would! Have a great weekend Angie.

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour 14/9/12 14:41

This is my kind of appetizer! The sweetness of the figs and the savory goat cheese sounds like a perfect combo!

anne 14/9/12 15:32

Those fat and gorgeous figs makes me drool ! They are yummy in itself and served it the way you do , not only they look wonderful but I'm sure it taste like heaven ! :D

Choclette 14/9/12 15:41

You do come up with some fabulous recipes. I was just thinking the other day, that it would be hard to cook with grapes and you've come up with a delicious sounding grape and honey sauce. Love figs and goat's cheese together.

Ann@Anncoo Journal 14/9/12 15:47

Angie, how I wish I can have a plate of this yummy figs. Looks so beautiful and delicious.

Nupur 14/9/12 15:58

ohh !! Just love the colour and texture of these fresh figs.. The inside is even more beautiful..

Wonderful recipe and captivating pics..

mjskit 14/9/12 17:23

I've always loved the combination of goat cheese and figs but you don't see it much. This bite full of scrumptiousness has me craving for one, two,...ten! I could easily eat them without the sauce but why? :) What a wonderful combination of flavors!

Pam 14/9/12 18:09

Elegant, beautiful, and delicious!

Koko 14/9/12 18:25

I have made these for an appetizer before, and they are just delicious. However...I did not have the green peppercorn grape syrup-- which sounds like it takes this to a whole 'notha level!!!

Munatycooking 14/9/12 18:30

Creamy, sweet, crunchy! fabulous combination.
The images are beautiful.

Geni 14/9/12 19:28

I adore figs Angie, but have never roasted them. I can't wait to try that! I am always introduced to so many new ideas and food items on your blog. I love that! Take care!

Dorina 14/9/12 19:44

Love it ! I imagine myself at your table now :)

Anonymous 14/9/12 19:53

Stuffed figs are the best! Especially when stuffed with goat cheese, as you did. These sound so delicious, and your photos are gorgeous as always. Sounds 10x better than the lunch I packed for work... :)

rita cooks italian 14/9/12 22:10

Figs and goat cheese?? What a good idea Angie, sweet figs and pungent cheese.

Rosita Vargas 15/9/12 00:20

Me encantan los higos rellenos una receta muy bella,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 15/9/12 01:17

Gorgeous photos! These are such an elegant appetizer!

Carolyn Jung 15/9/12 01:22

I adore fresh figs with salty or tangy cheese. You've gone and dressed it all up, too. Perfect for company. ;)

Jenn Kendall 15/9/12 02:41

wow!! such an elegant combination of flavors! gorgeous!!

Pacheco Patty 15/9/12 03:42

Fresh figs are so photogenic and you've really captured their beauty here;-)
Love, love, love the combination of fresh figs, goat cheese and honey- everything is lovely;-)

Jeannie Tay 15/9/12 04:38

That looks absolutely yummy! wish i could get fresh figs here!

Balvinder Ubi 15/9/12 05:26

I never made anything with fresh figs. this looks absolutely delicious.

Words Of Deliciousness 15/9/12 05:33

Looks fantastic. Love the photos.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 15/9/12 06:57

the other day i just bake a cake with fresh fig, i was so happy spotted this fresh pig selling in wet market here, and i found they tasted better after dish sound so good too.

[Reply] 15/9/12 09:22

I havent read the recipe yet but my god your photos are beautiful..........

Medeja 15/9/12 10:27

Very elegant presentation and great combination of flavors! :)

Helene Dsouza 15/9/12 13:05

Thats indeed stylish Angie! I can imagine a bite will transport me to the middle east. *Dream*

Lizzy Do 15/9/12 14:10

Your stuffed figs look fantastic, Angie! I need to pick up some more before the season is over. Have a wonderful weekend~

Alice 15/9/12 14:33

frehs figs is so difficult to find here!
i usually eat the dried version
this recipe is full of yumminess factor! :)

Suzi 15/9/12 15:17

Just beautiful and served with a green pepper grape syrup. Wow! I have got to try this.

nancy at good food matters 15/9/12 15:24

Spectacular, Angie. Of course, you had me at roasted figs---but your green pepper grape syrup is what really pushes this dish over the top. Brava!

Gloria 15/9/12 16:09

absolutely beautiful recipe Angie!:)

Devaki 15/9/12 16:25

Stunning, delicious and just beautiful in every way!

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Mary 15/9/12 18:36

What a lovely and sophisticated combination. My husband would love these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pola M 15/9/12 22:07

If I could resist gobbling down fresh figs, this is how I'd cook them

foodwanderings 16/9/12 01:37

I love love love cheese stuffed figs and the pistachios are a nice touch too! I always love photos of the raw ingredients as in this case the figs themselves.

Kitchen Belleicious 16/9/12 01:58

Figs are amazing by themselves and stuffing them just puts a whole new spin and adds a delicious level of flavor that I can only imagine how hard it is to just ear a few! Fantastic recipe!

Norma Chang 16/9/12 02:34

Very elegant presentation.

Rosita Vargas 16/9/12 04:29

Espero pronto maduren los higos de mi vecina y haré tu receta luce exquisita,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Julia 16/9/12 06:45

Those figs look beautiful and delicious! And the plate itself is very pretty.

The Squishy Monster 16/9/12 08:43

I adore Figs---this is fabulous!!

Barbara 16/9/12 12:48

Absolutely perfect combination, Angie, and such a lovely presentation!

Amy (Savory Moments) 16/9/12 13:42

What a lovely and elegant treat! Very pretty.

The Café Sucré Farine 16/9/12 15:35

So pretty and a delightful combination of flavors - I love that grape syrup, very unique!

At Anna's kitchen table 16/9/12 15:38

Oh, I love figs! And so in season, I've been eating lots! :))

Kat 16/9/12 16:06

The pictures are so beautiful! I love the fig and goat cheese combination.

Just a Smidgen 16/9/12 17:43

These are just sooo pretty!! I'm so happy to have found your blog! I've pinned this one so I can make them.. I'm off to find some fresh figs!!

Elisabeth 16/9/12 18:54

Your gorgeous stuffed figs are to 'die for'Angie! So simple, yet amazingly elegant. The photos are a 'work of art'. I would love to pin it, but your side bar for the 'pin' is not showing all the way through for me...sigh!
(screen too wide)

Angie's Recipes 16/9/12 20:15

Sorry, Eli ;-( it looks fine on my side. Thought 1000px for the main wrapper of my template was fine.

Priscilla | ShesCookin 16/9/12 20:44

Wow, that green pepper grape syrup sounds intriguing. Great combination of flavors - I love the crunch of nuts on just about everything, and pistachios and pine nuts are my favorites :)

Beth 17/9/12 01:32

Your figs look absolutely wonderful. You aren't kidding when you say they're stylish!

Ilke 17/9/12 01:50

Again you surprise me with the flavor combination. Oh how I miss those juicy, purple figs!

Monet 17/9/12 05:57

Just gorgeous, my friend! I just picked up a carton of fresh figs at the market, and I was wondering what to do with them. What a special and flavorful dish. Thank you for sharing!

Cass @foodmyfriend 17/9/12 08:09

Amazing Angie! They are simply stunning. I have a punnet of figs in my fridge and I was going to turn them into caramelised fig ice cream.. but this looks better!

tigerfish 17/9/12 18:44

I am always amazed by your creativity to use fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains to create desserts, sweet treats, savory snacks and appetizers...and so many!

motherrimmy 19/9/12 05:23

These are totally company perfect. I have a coworker who adores figs. I'll be sure to share this with her. :)

Vicki Bensinger 19/9/12 05:24

I love this recipe. I just bought some figs and goat cheese yesterday, I may have to make this It looks beautiful!

Cake Duchess 19/9/12 19:38

Beautiful, Angie. I just love this fig season and can't get enough of them. So lovely with goat cheese:)

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 19/9/12 20:18

I go crazy for figs, goat cheese and pistachios. All three together here makes this dish out of this world. Can I have one plate per service for the entire meal?

Dara Reppucci 19/9/12 22:41

i LOVE figs! This recipe is absolutely gorgeous. Well done.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 19/9/12 23:37

I am a late-blooming fig lover. For years, it was hard to find fresh figs but luckily we occasionally can find them in season. Beautiful photos and lovely recipe, Angie!

Reeni Pisano 20/9/12 03:01

There is nothing better than a fresh fig! Except a fresh fig stuffed with goat cheese! Divine.

Shannon 21/9/12 15:36

those figs are a thing of beauty!!! YUM.

Amelia 21/9/12 16:21

Hi Angie, wow.... excellent and gorgeous presentation. Very classy like from 5 star restaurant. You're excellent. Your recipe look great, thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend.

Roz 22/9/12 20:08

Oh Angie, these figs with cheese and pistachios are simple perfection! Your photography is aMAZING too! I hope there are some figs left in the market so that I can make these darlings!

I pinned, tweeted, and google +'d them for ya!


Kathy 22/9/12 23:29

Angie, These figs look “to die for”! Gorgeous presentation…if I can find some beautiful figs, I’ll be making this!

OysterCulture 23/9/12 17:06

sounds and looks like heaven!

My Little Space 25/9/12 11:16

Fresh FRESH fresh figs! Something that I am totally crazy about.


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