Baked Stuffed Figs

Friday, January 20, 2012
Delicious easy gourmet appetizer using figs and goat cheese! These are a sweet and savory treat served with either honey or balsamic vinegar warmed.

Just scroll to the bottom for our printable recipe and try these for your next party event and get-together.

If you're hosting a party these are the perfect addition to any appetizer and just bursting with gourmet flavors!

Scroll to the end and hit print for this easy recipe.

fresh figs with goat cheese and pecans

Steps Making Fig Appetizers

  1. preheat the oven and prepare a baking sheet
  2. slice the figs in half and make an indent in each fig
  3. fill with filling and bake for 7 minutes
  4. optional: drizzle with honey or balsamic vinegar
fresh filled figs baked

Ingredients You Will Need(exact measurements in the recipe card below with instructions

  • fresh figs
  • goat cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • butter or olive oil
  • optional: honey and/or balsamic vinegar

fresh figs filled with goat cheese

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Suggestions and Ideas

Stuffed figs are delicious and perfect for an additional finger food at any dinner party, plus they are full of gourmet flavors and so impressive.

These can be served topped with any kinds of nuts, warmed jams, balsamic vinegar or a drizzle of honey for the perfect toppings.

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Baked Stuffed Figs

Baked Stuffed Figs

Baked stuffed gourmet figs. These are delicious sweet and savory fig with warm goat cheese in the center and chopped pecans a perfect gourmet appetizer.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 7 MinTotal time: 17 Min


  • 12 Dried or Fresh Figs
  • Note: (Fresh is best Black mission figs or Brown Turkish) Shown are Dried Figs from Greece
  • 8 ounces of Soft Goat cheese or Gorgonzola at room temperature
  • Chopped pecans
  • Butter melted or extra virgin olive oil
  • Optional: a drizzle of honey on each one after baking or a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the figs in half lengthwise in half remove the stem, and place them on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly oil sprayed.
  3. Press down in the middle of each fig to form a well.
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt on top and freshly cracked black pepper.
  5. Fill each fig with soft goat cheese and then top with chopped pecans.
  6. Drizzle just a small amount of olive oil on each or melted butter on top.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes in a 400-degree oven or until the cheese is hot and bubbly!
  8. These can be served topped with any kinds of nuts, warmed jams, balsamic vinegar or a drizzle of honey for the perfect toppings

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

2.65 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.47 g

Carbs (grams)

3.08 g

Fiber (grams)

0.45 g

Net carbs

2.61 g

Sugar (grams)

2.44 g

Protein (grams)

1.9 g

Sodium (milligrams)

35.36 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

4.35 mg

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  1. What delicious morsels, they look amazing :) Bye, have a great week end

  2. I love this. I usually candy my nuts on top but whatever way you have them, they're delicious!

  3. I would enjoy this. But I just got Annette to eat goat cheese, and not run from the room screaming it smells like dirty socks. I am not sure I can get her to eat figs and goat cheese together.

  4. I've never been one for goat cheese, but I would definitely try some other cheese!

  5. very nice video... I have had similar on fresh figs and you are right, wonderful... dried figs sometimes are too seedy for me, like dusted in sand, probably the type...

  6. Awesome! Now I have another way to cook and eat figs. I do love my figs.

  7. How do I love these? All ways and always. Searching for figs now...

  8. These look SO good! I am going to be making these, for sure. My husband will love them.

  9. Hi Claudia, I love hearing your voice, so nice. I just love figs. My grandpa used to bring them to the house all the time. I guess it is hard to find an Italian that does not like figs! Well, a great appetizer or snack. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

  10. Claudia, these are definitely a winner! I love figs, goat cheese and balsamic. There's no way these aren't outrageously delicious! I can't wait to try them.

  11. simply gourmet,love this combination!

  12. What an amazing appetizer! I've stuffed dates with goat cheese, so I know these must be scrumptious! Hope you're having a lovely weekend~

  13. Goodness Claudia, this is amazing. You are so creative. I am very jealous.

  14. Love this sweet and savory combo! They look amazing!

  15. They look absolutely delicious! I'm a huge fan of figs!

  16. These little appetizers look so inviting, scrumptious, and over the top delicious. Never tried it with figs...although I did make similar with dates. I love fresh figs, and I can only imagine the combo of these flavors...Yumm!

  17. I do love this combination!! You don't have to convince me! : )

  18. I love fresh and dried figs. We snack on the dried ones all the time. Goat cheese is also a favorite. I can't wait to try this Claudia. It looks so good and love the simplicity of it. Thank you for sharing :)

    P.S. Loved the video!

  19. These looks so yummy! I love figs and goat cheese and will have to try these soon! :)

  20. This is a great way to get a little sweetness in without over indulging. I am always eyeing the figs at the specialty market, but I have yet to break down and purchase some. However this is a delicious incentive. Tasty post Claudia!

  21. I love stuffed figs, and nothing lends itself better than goat cheese :) Wonderful post!

  22. What an easy and elegant appetizer! Can't wait to find some fresh figs now =)

  23. You can't see it, but I am positively drooling over these. They look so amazing--what a great appetizer!

  24. Funny, I've also been hesitant to try figs (outside of bars or cookies that they are already in) like this! I love goat cheese so I'm sure I would love these too!


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