Figs With Goat Cheese and Port Syrup

“My father loves figs. He actually grows them in his backyard and when he "lets" me have some I will make this as a dessert. I happen to love goat cheese and between the two of us, we both love port. Everyone seems satisfied at the end.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup ruby port
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 6 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
  • 8 ripe figs
  • 12 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped


  1. In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the port and honey up to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer slowly until reduced by half.
  3. Set aside and cool to room temperature, the syrup will thicken upon standing.
  4. Cut the goat cheese into 8 equal pieces, about 2 teaspoon each and roll each piece into a ball.
  5. Place the figs upright and carefully make four cross cuts, slicing each fig into eight sections, BEING CAREFUL NOT TO GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH.
  6. Gently separate the figs outward to form a "flower"
  7. Place a ball of goat cheese in the center of each fig and drizzle with the port syrup.
  8. Garnish with walnuts.

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