Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese

Baked stuffed figs with goat cheese on a white plate and a spoon on the side.

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Fresh figs stuffed with goat cheese, flavored with balsamic and honey and then roasted in the oven. A wonderful appetizer that is easy to make!


  • 8 fresh figs
  • 3 oz (85g) soft goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Trim off stems of figs. Cut a cross on top of each fig, slicing from the top to bottom. But don't slice through the entire fig. Leave the two halves connected at the bottom. 

  2. Arrange the figs in a baking pan.

  3. Place about 1 teaspoon of goat cheese into each.

  4. Brush them with olive oil, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and then honey.

  5. Sprinkle black pepper on them.

  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until there are brown bits on goat cheese.

  7. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

  8. You can drizzle more honey on each fig when serving.


  1. You can use fresh green figs too.
  2. Make sure figs are firm but tender.

  3. When preparing the figs, cut a cross on top of each fig, slicing from the top to bottom. But don’t slice through the entire fig. 

  4. You can use blue cheeses instead of goat cheese if you want.

  5. Balsamic vinegar enriches the flavors. You can substitute it with sherry or red wine vinegar. 

  6. If you want them sweeter, add more honey when serving.