Honey Figs with Goat Cheese and Pecans
This elegant recipe for Honey Figs with Goat Cheese and Pecans was a Viva Variety Recipe Contest Winner -- Light Category, created by Virginia Willis of Atlanta, Georgia.
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (6-ounce) log goat cheese
12 fresh figs such as Calimyrna or Black Mission, halved
3/4 cup clover honey
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Place the finely chopped pecans in a shallow dish. Season with salt and pepper. Roll the goat cheese log in the pecans to evenly coat. Refrigerate log until firm if necessary, then cut evenly into rounds.
- Divide the figs evenly between six shallow bowls or dessert plates. Top figs with a round of pecan-crusted goat cheese. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of honey over each serving.
- Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.
*Remove white part (the pith) of peel.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Honey Board.