A friend recently described how she cooked figs from her fathers garden, with bacon and brown sugar, and finished with a balsamic glaze - it sounded so divine!!
I am a newcomer to the fresh fig phenomenon, trying them for the first time about a year ago - so when I found fresh figs at ONF I was very excited to try the recipe for myself. I liked the sound of the blue cheese, so added that in, but you could use goat cheese, or no cheese at all.
BAKED FIGS WITH BLUE CHEESE AND BACON
8 fresh figs
4 slices of bacon
8 pieces of blue cheese
4 teaspoons brown sugar
balsamic glaze for drizzling
Slice figs vertically through bottom three quarters. Stuff with blue cheese, wrap with half a slice of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.
Sprinkle each fig with about 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar. Grill in oven for 6-8 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through, turning once.
Place on serving platter, drizzle with balsamic glaze (can be found at Harps or Richards Meat Market)