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figs in a blanket recipe: figs, goat cheese and bacon

Fig in a blanket: sweet, savory, earthy, and easy to make



As a blogging goes, I try not to repeat myself. (If only I could apply this to real life.) While no one likes reruns, remakes are another story.   So if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to request a mulligan, a recipe do-over.

I first wrote about my Cheesy Fig Bombs in 2008. With a new crop of figs before me and some experience behind me, the recipe deserves a re-visit and surely some better photography.

Violette du Bordeaux (Negronne) Fig and Green Fig Dessert King



Homegrown figs: Negronne (Violette du Bordeaux) Fig and Dessert King Fig

RECIPE: Figs in a Blanket

Figs stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in bacon

Ingredients:

  • Fresh figs
  • goat cheese, chevre
  • thin-sliced bacon

fresh figs sliced in half

Preparation:

  1. Trim fig’s stem (remove any woody part)
  2. Slice fig in half
  3. Place a dollop of goat cheese on sliced side of fig
  4. Gently press cheese into fig
  5. Place figs on baking sheet or ovenproof pan

goat cheese topped figs

Preparation, cont’d:

  1. Cut a bacon strip in half.
  2. Place bacon over cheese and fig.
  3. Trim bacon so it overhangs fig.
  4. Bacon shrinks, so it should touch cooking surface, like an oversized blanket.

bacon covered figs

 Preparation, cont’d:

  • Set oven to broil setting.
  • Place figs two rack levels below broiler.
    • You want a slow broil
  • Broil about 10 minutes, keep an eye on them throughout.
  • Bacon will shrink, crisp up a bit, and encapsulate the fig.
  • Goat cheese will melt and the fig will carmelize a bit.
  • Remove when bacon is half chewy, half crispy. (See first photo.)
  • Let cool to touch before eating
  • Devour at will.

Boz and Gracie anticipate a snack

As you can see from the response above, this recipe is a crowd pleaser–disappearing within minutes of leaving the oven.

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