Fig is hands down one of my favorite fruits, and I eat my weight in figs when they are in season. Lucky for us, figs appear as early as late spring and last all the way until fall. My favorite farmer told me that there are a few weeks left of figs so I’ve been hoarding them for jams, tarts, ice cream, salad, and other dishes.
Today, I’m sharing an easy dish that we often snack on at home or serve as an appetizer at our dinner party--honey roasted figs with goat cheese and Serrano ham on sourdough. These toasts have a lot of flavor--sweet, salty, and tang from all the ingredients. Make sure you get the soft and sweet figs for this dish. Enjoy!
Honey roasted figs with goat cheese and Serrano ham on sourdough toast
8 figs (brown turkey, black mission, or your favorite figs), quartered if big, halved if smaller
2 tbsps honey
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sherry
¼ cup goat cheese
2 tbsps toasted hazelnuts, crushed
4 slices of sourdough bread, toasted
4 thin slices of Serrano ham
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
2. In a small sauce bowl, whisk the honey, water, and sherry.
3. Drizzle the cut-side of figs with honey mixture. Transfer to a baking sheet and roast for 8-10 minutes until the figs are just caramelized.
4. Spread one tablespoon of goat cheese over the bread slices. Top with Serrano ham, caramelized figs, and crushed hazelnuts.
5. Serve immediately