Did you ever notice that no matter what else you serve at a party, if you put out any kind of warm, melty cheese, it will be devoured in about 30 seconds? This Baked Goat Cheese with Balsamic Glazed Figs is no exception. It’s a serious crowd pleaser and the perfect festive appetizer for a holiday spread.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, combine the
Goat Cheese (1 cup)
Cream Cheese (4 Tbsp)
Fresh Rosemary (1 tsp)
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 tsp)
Kosher Salt (1/2 tsp)
. Beat for 2 minutes on medium-high speed, until smooth and lightly whipped.
Transfer to 7 or 8-inch diameter ovenproof skillet or shallow baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes until puffed and lightly browed around the edges.
Meanwhile, remove the hard stems from the
Dried Calimyrna Figs (1 cup)
and cut them into quarters.
Combine the figs,
Honey (1 Tbsp)
Balsamic Vinegar (1 Tbsp)
Oranges (3 Tbsp)
juice in a small saucepan. The figs should fit snugly in one layer.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the liquid has reduced to a thick glaze, about 8-10 minutes.
Carefully spoon the figs and any remaining liquid onto the center of the goat cheese. Sprinkle the
Shelled Pistachios Roasted & Salted (1 Tbsp)
over the figs, drizzle the cheese generously with honey.
Serve hot directly from the baking dish with
Pita Chips (1 pckg)
Nutrition Per Serving
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