Fresh Figs with Bacon and Goat Cheese

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.

Makes 24

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.

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  1. I just bought some figs myself, and this seems like a yummy way to use them 🙂