Elegant Fig Appetizers with Goat Cheese and Almonds Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Elegant Fig Appetizers with Goat Cheese and  Almonds Recipe
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Elegant Fig Appetizers with Goat Cheese and Almonds

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"This is a combination of several fresh fig appetizer recipes. The flavors of fresh figs, tangy goat cheese, salty almonds, sweet honey, and balsamic vinegar contrast to make these a delicious and very pretty appetizer. Arrange figs in a circle, tops facing in, for a flower effect and this will be a lovely addition to a bridal shower menu! If you can find Marcona almonds, use them! They are a Spanish almond that tastes like a cross between an almond and a cashew."

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Original recipe makes 24 appetizers Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    3 mins

    18 mins


  1. Preheat the oven broiler for high heat.
  2. Place the fig halves, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Top each half with about 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese. Place one almond on each, press to push the cheese slightly into each fig.
  3. Broil the figs in the preheated oven until the cheese is soft and the almonds are turning a rich shade of brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the broiler and let cool for 5 minutes. Arrange the figs on a serving platter and drizzle with honey and balsamic vinegar. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 25, 2007

I used dried, pitted figs instead of fresh, and sprinkled pre-sliced almonds on top, and it was still absolutely tremendous! Plus, it was only a matter of minutes to prepare and a breeze to serve. This will definitely be a new "go to" recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2011

These were just ok for me and my party-goers. You must really love fig to be a fan of these. I liked the concept but found the fig texture to be somewhat off-putting as did my guests. The warm fig as a cracker was just sort of odd and unappealing. I would make these again but I would make a fig spread instead and layer the remaining ingredients atop crostinis. I also used a balsamic vinegar glaze instead of straight balsamic vinegar which people liked.

Jun 28, 2008

made tonight . loved them. used feta instead of goat, due to price at grocery store. Feta less expensive. thank you!

Dec 24, 2007

Don't plan on this recipe before you find out if figs are in season. I used dried, but I'm sure they tasted nothing like they were suppose to. Who knew figs weren't available all the time....

Nov 02, 2010

OMG! these are amazing, must try. Found this a couple months ago for some left over goat cheese I had in the fridge, I have made them several times since then and I crave them often.

Oct 26, 2008

This is simple and delicious. The only goat cheese I could find was sweetened - with honey. It all worked well together. I always sprout almonds before cooking with them - that is, I wash and soak them in water and a dash of sea salt the night before, then rinse before using. This makes the almonds creamier and tastier!

Mar 07, 2008

I forgot to put use the balsamic vinegar on but I recieved complements on these "gourmet appetizer" at the wine and cheese party I brought these to! I also used plain goat cheese because that was what I could find. I will be making this again!

Nov 30, 2010

Pretty dang good! Only reason I put it a four was my own fault.....couldnt find fresh figs so I had to use bagged prune style figs. Didnt look too pretty, but still tasted amazing!


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  • Calories
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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