Recipe by Rita~
You have the sweetness from the figs and raisins the tangy creamy herby cheese "Balsamic Herbed Marinade for Goat Cheese Balsamic Herbed Marinade for Goat Cheese" or store bought and the crunch from the nuts. What more can I say! This summer I want to try this grilled I'll let you know how it is.Well I did make it and I did enjoy it!I found the crunchy, creamy filling pretty good and the leaves gave it a chewy, salty texture. I made 25 stuffed grape leaves and used 1 tablespoon of the filling for each. I think less would make it just to leafy. I'd say a grown-up, tasty, healthy treat! Take a look under my photos and you can see step by step on how to roll them. Check here for step x step photo http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=250725
Top Review by Wish I Could Cook
Really Good! And you'll laugh at my subs, but this still turned out good enough for five stars. I read the title and thought I have grape leaves (that bottle I never knew what to do with), fig (I bought my first container of fresh figs ever), and goat cheese (half a log leftover from a different recipe). But I didn't read the rest of the list before I got started. So I subbed soy creamer for the milk/cream cheese, used agar agar instead of an egg, had salty sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts and no chives so I used dried onion flakes. I know...hardley recognizable. And if it was a flop I wouldn't be rating it. But -- it worked, and it worked great. I loved the sweet and salty. My grape rolling technique needs a little work, so no photos, but still a keeper of a recipe!
- 3 ounces fresh figs
- 3 ounces heavy cream or 3 ounces softened cream cheese
- 4 ounces herbed goat cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 ounce raisins
- 2 ounces pine nuts, toasted
- 2 tablespoons chives, chopped
- 25 rinsed and stem removed grape leaves
Directions See How It's Made
- Puree figs with cream or [cream cheese with a little milk] in food processor.
- Transfer to a mixing bowl and whisk in egg and cheese.
- Fold in raisins, pine nuts and cheese.
- Wrap a tablespoon of filling in grape leaves.
- Place in 350 degree oven on a lightly oiled pan and bake until warm, about 15 minutes.