This time of year is always a bummer for me. Most of all because I hate to see summer end. I love the long days, the pool, grilling out, summer vacations, and yes, even the heat (most of all the heat, I’m cold when it’s 100 degrees).
School just started, which means bedtimes, schedules, home work, making lunches, back to school night, you know, all that fun stuff. I know, most moms love it when summer is over and school starts again, but what can I say, I like hanging out with my kids…and not having a bedtime or a schedule.
I must say, I do look forward to fig season though. School started, but figs are here! Yum! These sweet little bite size delicacies will help ease the pain!
I rinsed them, cut the tops off, and cut them in half. I could eat them just like this (and I have) but, I’m going to kick them up a notch with goat cheese, cayenne pepper, and rosemary and then wrap them in bacon (turkey bacon, of course). Everything is better with bacon…and cheese.
Next we put both sides back together and wrap them with bacon.
I put them on a rack so that the bacon would cook evenly and baked them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Oh yeah! I think these bacon wrapped goat cheese stuffed figs are going to get me through back to school!
- 8 figs
- sprinkle of cayenne pepper
- 4 tsp goat cheese
- 2 tsp rosemary, chopped
- 4 strips bacon
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Rinse the figs, cut off the tops, and cut them in half
- Place 1/2 tsp of goat cheese on one side of each fig
- Sprinkle the goat cheese with cayenne pepper
- Top each with a small amount of chopped rosemary
- Cut each slice of bacon in half long ways
- Put figs back together, wrap them in bacon and bake on a rack for 20 minutes
- I garnished mine with a balsamic reduction. Combine 2 parts balsamic vinegar with 1 part honey and simmer for 10 minutes.