Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fig & Honey Infused Goat Cheese Bites | Friday Night Bites

I found the last vestige of figs at the farmer’s market this past weekend.  I could not believe my luck and the farmer was actually shocked that she squeezed out one more lot of these divine figs.  This is the only place I can find these luscious and brightly colored figs. The flavor is amazing along with the vibrant pink tones of the insides.  I knew that I had to pay homage to the almighty fig.

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Some natural pairings with the fig in my house are honey and reduced balsamic vinegar.  I thought why not create a fancy little bite that incorporated both.  The tanginess of the goat cheese along with the sweetness of the honey and reduced balsamic is a perfect pairing.  Now just add a glass of sparkling goodness and you have the making of a great kick off appetizer for the weekend or as like to call them – Friday Night Bites!

I so wish that figs were a year round fruit, but to my dismay, it is a limited offering.  I was going to make more of my Balsamic Fig Jam but I realized that I still have close to 40 jars I canned last year.  Next year, I will can like crazy.  What is your favorite recipe to use with Figs?

Fig & Honey Infused Goat Cheese Bites

Makes 16

5 oz. Goat Cheese
2 teaspoon Honey
1 teaspoon heavy cream
16 Filo dough tarts
4 Figs, cut into quarters
½ Cup Balsamic Vinegar

In a bowl add the goat cheese, cream and honey.  Cream together until smooth.  Add to a piping bag or a small sandwich bag with a corner cut to pipe goat cheese.  Lay the filodough tarts on a board and pipe in about 2 teaspoons of the goat cheese into each one.  Lay a fig quarter on top and drizzle the reduced balsamic vinegar.

To make the reduced balsamic vinegar, add the ½ cup to a small skillet pan and heat over medium for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it reduces in half and has a syrup consistency.


  1. This sounds like the PERFECT appetizer. Loving those figs!!

  2. Hi Lisa, great dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Cheese collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers

  3. I wish figs were readily available year 'round, too! These wee bites look delicious, who can resist the seductive tango betwixt goat cheese + honey!!

  4. What gorgeous little bites, figs + honey are such a lovely combo!

  5. Lisa, these are almost too pretty to eat. You're pictures perfectly captured how amazing these little treats must be!

  6. Hi Lisa! This sounds like the perfect Friday night bites! Thanks for sharing this simple idea. Best wishes from Germany. Claudia


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