Baked Figs with Bacon, Cheese, Pecans on Grilled Bread

by on August 4, 2014

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We scored big time this year guys! For once, we’re actually home for more than a week at a time during Summer. Because we’re not traveling as much, we’re able to hang out in the garden and beat all the garden critters to the figs. This is huge. Literally, huge in both the harvest and in eating all the figs we want without losing it to the squirrels, beetles, and birds.

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With two keen sets of eyes waiting for the right timing to pick the figs, we planned it just right for our first picking. Normally this time of year, the squirrels and birds left us half-pecked fruit. These greedy critters couldn’t even finish what they were eating before feasting on another piece of fruit. It killed us to look up and see nothing left for the humans. Even the pups couldn’t enjoy any of the fig rewards other than the cored out fig skins.

This year, we prepared ourselves weeks in advance and what we were rewarded were all this figs. Finally, we beat out the critters.

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With so many figs ripening every few days, we were indulging in foggy-happiness, it was like being drunk on figs. First we ate them whole. Sweet and luscious as ever when they’re tree ripened. With the best of the first batch, we made fig balsamic for cheese plates, fig jam and what you see before you: baked figs. Oh goodness, you must make these.

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Baked figs with crisp salty bacon, blue cheese, crunchy nuts all spread of crust bread is out of this world. This is literally one of the easiest fig dishes to make, but it packs a whole ‘lotta punch and flavor. And if your next Summer gathering doesn’t go nuts over this dish, then they just don’t get figs. Don’t invite them back!

We’re making more fig recipes that we can’t get enough of and will be sharing another one next week. In the meantime, get yourself a basket of sweet figs and make one of the most incredible appetizers for Summer.

Enjoy,

diane and todd

More Fig Recipes: Fresh Fig Ice Cream Recipe, Roasted Rigs with Wine & Sage Recipe, Fig Pecan Sticky Buns Recipe

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Baked Fig with Bacon, Cheese, Pecans on Bruschetta Recipe

Yield: Serves 4

Total Time: 30 Minutes

The best part of this recipe is that you can add as much cheese and bacon as you like. To add more toppings, just press some bacon or cheese down on the center of the fig. You can even lightly scoop out a little bit of fig center, but if the fruit is super sweet and good, then don't waste it. Push the filling down into the figs and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • about 8 fresh figs, sliced lengthwise in half
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 3-4 ounces blue cheese or goat cheese, softened and crumbled
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • grilled or toasted bread

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place cut figs on a lined sheet pan. Add small amounts of bacon, cheese and pecans on top of each fig. If the fig doesn't sit level and the toppings fall off, make a small flat cut across the bottom of the fig so that it sits flat when you add the toppings.
  3. Bake the figs for 10-15 minutes or until the figs are soft to your desired texture and the cheese is melted.
  4. Spread figs on toasted bread and serve with your favorite glass of wine.
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1 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today August 4, 2014 at 1:29 am

Oh lucky you, I’d love to have figs in my garden <3

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2 Belinda@themoonblushbaker August 4, 2014 at 4:39 am

Oh I can relate to the bird problem.I have mango tree and they always have eaten at least half of my tree crop.
Can I trade a bunch of mangoes for figs? Oh boy do I miss them especially on that grilled bread.

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3 Todd August 4, 2014 at 7:35 am

This is kinda the perfect bite + that fig shot…incredible!!

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4 cristina August 4, 2014 at 7:35 am

OMG! Luv your fig harvest!! Looking forward to your next fig posts. I think it’s time to make some drunken fig jam with all those delicious figs. Your figs look so healthy and there’s so many – must be a big tree. Enjoy… :)

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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

So gorgeous, what a perfect bite to celebrate your fig harvest!

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6 Cynthia A. August 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I am doing my happy dance, because this may be me in a decade or three. My friend just bought me a baby fig tree, grown from a cutting of a farmer whose father brought the original tree over from Italy in 1920. Yes, it’s a baby tree, but I know it will grow and now with your recipes I can plan what to make when I have my very first harvest, which may be one darling fig. Cannot wait!!!

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7 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence August 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm

You guys, those figs look amaaaaazing. I need to plant a fig tree ;)

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8 Steve-Anna August 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Oh my. That’s really all I can say.

Oh my! :-)

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9 Abbe@This is How I Cook August 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I go nuts over figs! I promise! Double pinky swear! These look luscious! Figs don’t grow in Colorado. Whatever shall I do?

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10 Renia Carsillo August 6, 2014 at 5:02 am

These are insanely gorgeous and I’m green-monster jealous. I got exactly 3 figs this year that were edible. Do you think this would be worth making with the grocery store variety (I’ve never bought them, only had them from locals, my own and at restaurants) or should I just bookmark this one for next year?

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