These are perfect as canapés or a first course. The salty cheese is delicious with the sweetness of the honey and the crunch of the walnut contrasts with the soft flesh of the fig.
They are dead easy to prepare and only take 10 minutes in the oven – make sure to get them out before the cheese is completely melted though. I bought a packet of small figs in the marked down section of the Co-op today – six figs for 55p which I thought was a bargain.
Swap the Roquefort for cream cheese and serve with some sweet biscuits and they could also pass as a dessert.
Serves two for a first course.
- Six small figs, washed and dried
- Roquefort – about half a teaspoon per fig
- Six walnut halves
- Runny honey
- Rocket and Balsamic vinegar to serve
- Heat the oven to 180 C.
- Prepare the figs by cutting off the stalk and cutting a cross halfway down the fig and pushing the bottom so it opens.
- Place a small piece of cheese on the middle of each fig, place on a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.
- Top each fig with half a walnut and drizzle over a small bit of honey.
- Serve with rocket, drizzled with Balsamic vinegar.