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Baked Figs with Goat's Cheese

This is one seriously delicious combination; tangy warm goat cheese, sweetness from the baked fig and a slight saltiness from the Parma ham.

Perfect as a starter for any good dinner party.

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Baked Figs with Goat's Cheese and Parma Ham

No special equipment needed, just a good quality shallow non-stick baking tray will do the job.

Perfect Starter Course

Baked or roasted figs are truly delicious, if you've never tried them you have to give them a go!

Parma ham is a great combo with goat's cheese and the baked fig is the icing on the cake; you only need one fig per person.

Goat's Cheese

For this, you need the goat's cheese with the rind on. Yes, you can eat the rind on goat's cheese.

Parma Ham

Is available in any good supermarket, you'll find really good quality Parma ham in ALDI at a great price. By the way, I've not been paid to say that; I'm just saying it's worth checking out.

Figs

Fresh Green figs are available from November to July. Black figs are usually from Turkey and are available all year.

Black figs are larger and sweeter too. Both types can be eaten complete with the skin. When they are ripe, you can split them open with your fingers to reveal the soft, sweet flesh full of edible seeds.

Figs are high in fibre and good for the digestive system.

Balsamic Glaze

You can make the whole thing look even better by adding a drizzle of balsamic glaze, you can buy it in any good supermarket or over on Amazon.

Or, you can make your own balsamic glaze with this recipe.

Mix 100ml balsamic vinegar with 2 teaspoons of caster sugar in a small saucepan.

Over a low heat simmer for 4-6 minutes until thickened and glossy - remember it will thicken even more when it's cooled.

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Baked Figs with Goat's Cheese

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Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Baked Figs with Goat's Cheese and Parma Ham

Baked Figs with Goat's Cheese and Parma Ham

A seriously delicious combination; tangy warm goat cheese, sweetness from the baked fig and a slight saltiness from the Parma ham. Perfect as a starter for any good dinner party.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 rounds of goat's cheese - rind on
  • 2 fresh figs
  • 4 slices of Parma ham
  • a few baby salad leaves
  • Balsamic glaze for drizzling

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6
  1. It's important you use goat cheese that has the rind on or it will collapse when cooking into a pool of goo!
  2. Cut the top off of each fig and then cut a criss-cross in each fig taking care not to cut right through.
  3. Pop the figs onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes then add the goat's cheese round to the same tray.
  4. Pop the lot back into the oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes keeping an eye in-case because you don't want the cheese to melt too much. 
  5. The figs should have opened up nicely.
  6. Serve the cheese, figs on a plate drizzled with balsamic glaze (you can buy it ready-made in any good supermarket) add two slices of Parma ham and some baby salad leaves.
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