Fresh figs stuffed with succulent goat cheese, wrapped in grape leaves, roasted on the grill, and drizzled with honey. For an extra oomph of flavor, skewer the figs on rosemary fronds. One bite and you'll feel as if you've reached nirvana!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
18 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for medium heat.

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  • Make a small incision in the bottom of each fig (large enough to hold pastry bag tip). Place goat cheese in pastry bag with plain tip. Fill figs with goat cheese by squeezing a small amount of cheese into the bottom of each fig. The figs will plump up when filled. Wrap each fig with a grape leaf, and skewer 2 to 3 figs on each skewer.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Place fig skewers on hot grill. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turning once. Drizzle with honey, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 55.5g; fat 5.7g; cholesterol 13.8mg; sodium 321.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
well I didn't have grape leaves so I substituted Prosciutto as the wrap. It was FABULOUS. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2011
Wow. I am not a very picky eater but I felt that this was very bland and weird. I like figs goat cheese and honey. Oh well. Just not my thing I guess. Read More
(6)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
well I didn't have grape leaves so I substituted Prosciutto as the wrap. It was FABULOUS. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is a very elegant and delicious dish. I served it to friends as an appetizer at a barbeque and they loved it. Some prep tips: Let the goat cheese come to room temperature before trying to pipe it into the figs. It will make your life much easier! Fill the figs as full as you can. It's hard to tell how much cheese you've put in and I wish I had put more. If you insert the tip of the pastry bags deep into the fig then squeeze as you slowly pull it out you will have a nice even amount of cheese all through the fig. I also wrapped mine in proscuitto which was fabulous! I forgot to drizzle the honey and it was still wonderful and since it wasn't sticky they could be eaten as finger food. I sliced each fig in half and arranged them on a platter. I also cut off the hard stems so my guests wouldn't have to. Try this it's a winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excelent.We tried it as written and with a couple of variation: 1.Use half goat cheese and half ricotta with a generous sprinkle of Pecorino Romano. 2.Use Parmesan and Ricotta with a for the filling. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2007
I adapted this recipe recently for an culinary student cheese competition and came in 2nd place locally. The flavors were great and the presentation was beautiful. Unfortunately there just was not enough cheese inside the figs. Hoping to squeeze 1TB of cheese inside was wishful thinking at best.:( In my version I added chopped fresh thyme and cracked black pepper to the cheese wrapped them in prosciutto and skewered them on rosemary stalks before grilling. For presentation I served them on a bed of red-wine vinaigrette-dressed micro greens with a honey and balsamic reduction drizzle;) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2005
Quite tasty. I don't have a piping bag grape leaves or a grill so I made fig "sandwiches" by cutting the figs part-way through and spreading goat cheese inside with a knife. Then I broiled them cut-side up. I stuffed walnuts inside after they came out and before topping with honey. One caution: don't use too creamy of a goat cheese. Mine got a little greasy with a triple creme cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
The first time I made these I used dried figs (fresh figs out of season) and was taken away. The second time I was able to get my hands on fresh figs and I was completely amazed at the difference. Fresh figs really make the difference. Any fig lover will love this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2005
Outstanding recipe! I didn't have grape leaves so I used prosciutto instead to wrap the figs. Also I used fresh rosemary from my garden as skewers. I bet these are great broiled but grilling them was out of this world. The honey was a great finishing touch. I plan on making these for an upcoming Christmas party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2005
The grill was out of gas and I didn t have grape leaves so I broiled them on high (sans leaves) for 3 minutes with fabulous results. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Well I tried this recipe on a dare. I'm a very picky eater. This turned out great the taste was very unusual but good. If you want to suprise someone with the ingredients of what they just ate...this is a good candidate. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/19/2011
Wow. I am not a very picky eater but I felt that this was very bland and weird. I like figs goat cheese and honey. Oh well. Just not my thing I guess. Read More
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