Bacon & Goat Cheese Figs

Bless my husband’s lil pea-pickin’ heart. Poor thang neva gets any bacon.

But, oooo, law. Lemme tell you sommin. You donn miss no real bacon on this precious thangs.

 

These here are the bess thangs you gone put in yur mouth. Eva.

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Sorry, I was getting carried away in my Southern-dawls. I just finished reading the book, The Help. It was written in the Southern accents of Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960’s. If you haven’t read it, it’s an excellent read (I breezed through it in a week) and I am super excited to see the movie that comes out next week! 🙂

Anyway, this is probably the most disguised appetizer I know how to make. It’s very easy to prepare, but when you pop one in your mouth it tastes like it took hours.

Me likey!

 

 

Bacon & Goat Cheese Figs

Ingredients

  • 30-40 ripe figs
  • 4-6 slices of cooked bacon (I used turkey bacon, but you can use any kind, even veggie bacon)
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste (optional)

How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut all of the figs in half (longways) and set on the baking sheet.
  3. Cut the pieces of bacon into bite size pieces, about the same size as the fig.
  4. Pinch off large chunks of goat cheese and put it on top of the bacon.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese looks slightly melted and the figs are tender.
  6. If desired, sprinkle with pepper.
  7. Serve immediately.
  8. Store any leftovers in a container and just microwave or toast the leftovers. 🙂

 

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13 comments

  1. I loved The Help! Hope the movie is as good as the book. These little morsels look delicious – I adore fresh figs and goat cheese… and bacon is never a bad idea ;). BTW – the comment from Logan is hysterical! I’ve tried “tricking” my husband into eating healthier versions of his favorite foods, but the man has an incredibly discerning palate.

  2. Another great variation with fresh figs is to stuff with marscapone cheese and wrap in a small piece of prosciutto!! Had it at a great local italian restaurant when I first moved to NJ and immediately scored the farmer’s market that weekend to find fresh figs and re-created it myself 🙂

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