My father loves figs. He actually grows them in his backyard and when he "lets" me have some I will make this as a dessert. I happen to love goat cheese and between the two of us, we both love port. Everyone seems satisfied at the end.
- In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the port and honey up to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer slowly until reduced by half.
- Set aside and cool to room temperature, the syrup will thicken upon standing.
- Cut the goat cheese into 8 equal pieces, about 2 teaspoon each and roll each piece into a ball.
- Place the figs upright and carefully make four cross cuts, slicing each fig into eight sections, BEING CAREFUL NOT TO GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
- Gently separate the figs outward to form a "flower"
- Place a ball of goat cheese in the center of each fig and drizzle with the port syrup.
- Garnish with walnuts.
Mmmmmm, I just love figs, have a fig tree in my front yard and two in my dad's backyard. I'm always looking around for different recipes with figs. The moment I looked at this recipe, I knew I couldn't go wrong with it. Fresh goat cheese, honey and a good Port , all you have to do is munch them down!!! YUMMMMY! Thanks for posting,
Delightful! I just knew this is going to be YUMMY!!! I served as an appetizer. Sprinkled with hazelnuts! Thanks!