When these gorgeous figs showed up in our CSA basket I knew instantly they were destined to become an easy, romantic tapas for two! My Fig, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites are super easy to make, only take about 10 minutes from start to finish and most importantly they are the perfect little bite for a date night in.
Todd and I have literally been plane hopping all over the country in opposite directions for weeks now and we have been on a mission to make the most of every single moment that we can when we are together. With our kids being just about as busy as we are with volleyball, hockey, swim practice and gymnastics we sometimes have to get really creative to ensure that we get a little time together for just the two of us.
So, a few weekends ago when we had a rare moment at home alone while our oldest was out and our youngest had fallen asleep I whipped up a batch of these Fig, Pistachio and Honey Goat Cheese Bites and poured a couple glasses of wine. It was so nice to share a quiet moment together on the couch, just the two of us.Print
When I make these at home I use a small kitchen torch, but if you don’t have one you can place the halved figs on a baking sheet, sprinkle sugar on top and place them under a broiler set on high until the sugar melts and turns golden.
- Place the fig halves on a large platter and sprinkle each half with 1/4 teaspoon of caster sugar. Use a kitchen torch to melt the sugar on each fig until it is golden brown and slightly charred in spots. When the sugar cools it will harden and become crisp when you bite into it. Set the figs aside.
- Place the pistachio meal in a shallow bowl then roll 1/2 teaspoonfuls of the goat cheese into small balls. Roll each ball of goat cheese in the pistachio meal until completely coated then set aside.
- Drizzle a few drops of balsamic over each fig half and top with a pistachio crusted goat cheese ball. Serve immediately.