Thursday, August 15

Honey Roasted Figs with Fromage Blanc and Bacon

Fresh figs, glazed with a bit of honey, broiled to perfection topped with fromage blanc and bacon crumbles. 


I have to say I am loving living in Southern New Hampshire these days. Being from the Lakes Region I lived in a pretty rural area up until our recent move down here. The best part is the shopping! I have stores walking distance from my house. Starbucks is only a mile away (Where we lived before didn't have one), a ton of great restaurants to explore and so many fun places to bring the kids.

 A place I had never been to before but was anxious to visit when we moved down here was Fresh Market. We don't have a TJ's or a Whole Foods in my city so to me Fresh Market is the bees knees. I seriously spend way too much money in there every time I visit. This week it was on figs, I can not tell you how many figs I have eaten recently.


Figs are great used in a variety of desserts, paired with a little savory perhaps. But nothing beats honey glazed broiled figs. They are so simple yet so incredible.


Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery has me hooked on their fromage blanc, it's the European answer to yogurt. It is unsweetened and the perfect topping to any sweet fruit.


Figs also pair so well with salty pork. What better topping to make my favorite snack even better... than bacon!





Honey Roasted Figs with Fromage Blanc and Bacon

Ingredients:
6 figs
1 tsp honey
3 slices of cooked crispy bacon
1/3 cup fromage blanc (or unsweetened yogurt)  

Directions:

Preheat your oven broiler to high.

Slice figs in half length wise. Place on a baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, brush each fig half with honey.

Place under the broiler for about 30-60 seconds. Watching carefully to make sure they do not burn. Once the top starts to bubble and they are slightly caramelized, remove from the oven.

Dollop each fig with fromage blanc and top with crispy bacon crumbles.


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18 comments:

  1. This sounds fantastic! I've used the Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery products many time and they're all delicious.

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  2. Love their fromage blanc....the best and on figs...well hello!

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    1. I love it too! It's great on any fruit.

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  3. I've only had their creme fraiche, but oh I have to try these figs with that fromage blanc!

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    1. Oh I love the creme fraiche as well, especially the Madagascar vanilla! YUM!

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  4. Ive never made or bought figs, but whenever I try them when Im out, I love them! You're pushing me to get on it! These sound so heavenly!

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    1. OH you need to go find yourself some!

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  5. I have been wanting to bake with figs for the last month but can't find them anywhere! But when I get my hands on them I am sure going to try this!

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    1. They are so hard to find in some areas! What a bummer... here's to hoping you find some soon.

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  6. I love how fruit is just so beautiful. simple. stunning. fruit. It's tough to find figs like this in FL.. lucky duck.

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    1. Fruit is best when prepared simply right?! Figs are hard to find here in New Hampshire as well. It's pure luck when I do stumble upon them.

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  7. Oh how perfect is this! So simple, and so delicious :)

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  8. This looks so delicious I love figs, but am lactose intolerant. Worth popping a Lactaid pill just to try though. Thanks for sharing!

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