Valley Fig Growers

Warm California Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey

Makes 16 pieces, enough to serve 4 to 6


  • The figs should be baked briefly—just long enough to soften the cheese and warm the figs.
  • 16 walnut halves (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 11/2 ounces goat cheese (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 8 fresh figs, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons honey



  1. Combine the walnuts, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a small, heavy-bottomed skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar melts and coats the nuts evenly, about 3 minutes. Remove the nuts from the pan, -separating them from each other. Cool.
  2. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 500 degrees. Spoon a heaping 1⁄2 teaspoon goat cheese onto each fig half and place on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake the figs for 4 minutes. Transfer the warm figs to a serving platter.
  3. Place a candied walnut half on each fig half and drizzle the honey over the figs. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 57
  • % Calories from Fat 44%
  • Fat 3
  • Cholesterol 2
  • Protein 1
  • Carbohydrates 7
  • Fiber 1
  • Iron 0
  • Sodium 33
  • Calcium 21
  • Potassium 55