Figs With Goat Cheese and Port Syrup

"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."
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  • 1 cup ruby port
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 6 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
  • 8 ripe figs
  • 12 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped


  • 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.

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  1. 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,
  2. Delightful! I just knew this is going to be YUMMY!!! I served as an appetizer. Sprinkled with hazelnuts! Thanks!


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