Sweet, warm figs, hot off the grill, get punched up with savory goat cheese and an infusion of rosemary.
Servings: Makes 6 servings
  • 6 to 10 long branches rosemary
  • 3 ounces soft mild goat cheese , room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 18 small ripe Mission figs
  • Directions
    Preheat and oil an outdoor grill or ridged grill pan over medium heat. Immerse rosemary branches in water and soak 30 minutes before grilling.

    In a small bowl, stir together goat cheese, honey and minced rosemary.

    Place a 1/4-inch plain pastry tip in a small pastry bag or in snipped corner of a self-sealing plastic bag; fill bag with goat cheese mixture. Poke bottom end of each fig with pastry tip and squeeze about 1 teaspoon goat cheese mixture into each fruit.

    Drain rosemary branches. Drive a metal or wooden skewer through center of each fig, then remove. Thread 2 to 3 figs onto each rosemary branch.

    Grill figs over medium heat, turning constantly, until they just begin to brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and place whole branches on serving plate, or cut branches between each fig and serve individually.


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