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Roasted Fig and Goat Cheese with Honey


12 figs, halved vertically
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
2-3 ounces fresh goat cheese
Flaky sea salt, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan, along with the balsamic vinegar, honey, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  • Place the figs, cut side up, in a baking dish. Top each fig half with a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of goat cheese. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar syrup over the figs.
  • Roast in the oven until very soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with flaky salt.

Figs are high in fiber which promotes cardiovascular health. Figs contain high levels of protein, vitamins and essential minerals and is rich in potassium, which plays an important role in regulating blood pressure.  The calcium in figs is more easily digested than in other foods, so it is good for your bones and teeth as well.