Rosemary Infused Goat Cheese Figs

This is another extremely easy, yet delicious appetizer (or a delicious dessert. )

20 figs (this recipe can be altered depending on how many you want to make)
4 oz. fresh goat cheese, soft at room temperature
1 Tbls fresh rosemary, chopped
Honey for drizzling

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Wash and dry your figs. Prepare them by slicing an X at the top but be careful to not slice them all the way down. Pace your figs on an oven safe dish or baking sheet.

Place your goat cheese in a small bowl and mix with your chopped goat cheese. Using a spoon or small cheese knife, stuff the rosemary infused goat cheese into the fig pockets. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Drizzle honey over warmed figs or to the side and sprinkle chopped rosemary as a garnish.

Blue Cheese, Honey and Walnut Figs

This super easy, savory appetizer bursts with flavors of fall. The saltiness of the blue cheese complements the sweetness of the ripe homegrown figs finished with a delightful nuttiness of the toasted organic walnuts.

In under 10 minutes you have a sophisticated appetizer that should impress at your next holiday gathering.

6 figs
Blue cheese
Balsamic vinegar for drizzling
Honey for drizzling
Rosemary for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange walnuts on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, checking frequently. While walnuts are toasting, chop a small spring of rosemary. Stir together the blue cheese and chopped walnuts. Drizzle mixture with a dash of balsamic vinegar and honey to taste. Spoon onto ripe fig halves and sprinkle with a pinch of chopped rosemary.

Makes 12 fig appetizers.