The love affair with bacon continues. I saw some beautiful fresh figs at the market on Saturday and just bought them figuring that I would find something to do with them. This recipe is adapted from the book Everything Tastes Better with Bacon by Sara Perry.
4 to 6 regular smoked bacon slices
12 small fresh ripe green or black figs
About 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup crumbled mild herbed goat cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a microwave safe plate, place bacon in a single layer between paper towels. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until desired crispness is reached. Cut each bacon slice into 4 or 6 pieces. Arrange the figs on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Brush the cut surfaces with balsamic vinegar. Place a piece of bacon on each cut side. Top with a small crumble of cheese. Bake until the figs are warm, about 8 minutes. The cheese will not melt but may toast a bit. Serve immediately.