Fig Appetizers

Fig Appetizers

This is a recipe for Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios

Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios Ingredients:

2 c. whole-fat plain yogurt
½ t. salt
cheesecloth
8 large ripe figs, cut in half lengthwise
3 T. local honey, divided
¼ c. pistachios, chopped

Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios Directions:

  • To make the labneh, combine yogurt and salt in a small bowl and stir until blended. Line a metal strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and position strainer over a large, deep bowl.
  • Transfer yogurt mixture to the lined strainer and cover. Place in the refrigerator to drain for 1-2 days. (The longer the yogurt is strained, the firmer the labneh will become).
  • To prepare roasted figs, pre-heat oven to 350°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking sheet. Arrange sliced figs on baking sheet, cut side up, and drizzle with some honey.
  • Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes.
  • Top each roasted fig with a spoonful of fresh labneh and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios. Drizzle with some local honey and serve immediately. I hope you like it!

Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios Notes:

Labneh is a soft cheese made from strained yogurt. It is easy to make at home by simply adding a bit of salt and straining the excess whey with the help of a strainer and some cheesecloth or other porous fabric.

Important: If you don’t have time to prepare the labneh for this recipe, you can substitute goat cheese or even cream cheese for a less tangy alternative.

Serves: 4-6
Preparation time: 10 minutes plus the time to strain labneh (typically 1-2 days)
Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

 

 

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