These are the first figs I’ve bought this summer and I’m really excited to make this very easy dessert, Honeyed Figs with Cheese with them. Figs are one of my favorite fruit, maybe the most favorite and I start to count down for the fig season just as the summer begins. We can see figs at the market in August and this joy lasts only until the end of September. Isn’t it too short? Fig is such a luscious fruit that you can develop wonderful recipes using it without working hard. Would you like to enjoy the fig season this year with this amazingly yummy yet surprisingly easy dessert? Keep reading then!
If you can’t wait until figs get ripe, you can make this gorgeous Unripe Fig Jam just like I do every year. These could also be called candied unripe figs and served as dessert. These require a bit of time and work unlike ripe figs, but hey isn’t it worth if you will taste something unique and yummy in the end?
I love to create fun things with figs throughout the fig season like these Chocolate Covered Fresh Figs. The fun of this summer is a healthier one with just a cheese filling. I used mozzarella to stuff the fresh figs because it is not salted and I knew it would melt very nicely.
I used the figs with their skin because they get really fragile when peeled. Place the figs in a non-stick pan and to give a sweet taste to their skin, drizzle a little honey on them coating especially the bottoms. Split them into four without cutting all the way through the fig because you will place a cube of mozzarella right in the center. Honeyed figs with cheese are cooked for about 10 minutes covered over medium low heat until the cheese melts and the bottom of figs are a little caramelized.
Place them carefully on serving plates trying not to distort the shape and serve warm with some berries on the top. I don’t recommend serving these Honeyed Figs with Cheese cold as the melted cheese won’t get good in taste and shape.
- 8 fresh figs
- 8 cubes mozzarella
- 4 tablespoons honey
- A handful of blueberries
- Place the figs into a non-stick pan.
- Drizzle honey over each fig and let their bottom coated with honey.
- Use a sharp knife and split each fig into four without cutting all the way through the fig.
- Place a cube of mozzarella in the center.
- Cover the pan and cook over medium low heat until the cheese melts and the bottom of figs are slightly caramelized, for about 10 minutes.
- Carefully place them on serving plates and top with blueberries.
- Serve warm.