Grilled Figs Topped with Heaven

A splash of cognac on top doesn’t hurt either

We’re not getting free figs like last year, but the ones from the farmers market are worth their weight in gold. (Good thing they don’t charge that though.)

Grilled Figs with Honeyed Ricotta

  • 12 figs, washed, stemmed, halved

For Marinade

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp date syrup (optional)
  • crack black pepper

For topping

  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbsp Grand Marnier
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp honey

Whisk the ingredients for the marinade together. If you’re not using date syrup, taste the marinade and adjust honey and/or balsamic to taste. Stir in figs and let sit while you fire up the grill. In the meantime, using an electric mixer beat the topping ingredients until combined, about a minute. Refrigerate until ready to use. Once the grill is hot, thread the figs onto kebab skewers leaving a bit of space between each fig. Grill over heat until tender, flipping occasionally to heat evenly, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and divide among two to four plates, serve with whipped topping.

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27 Responses to Grilled Figs Topped with Heaven

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Those figs do look amazing. The simplest recipes so often taste the best. 🙂

  2. Gorgeous figs (even if they are not free this time!) and what a topping!

  3. Your season is so far ahead of ours this year. I’m really looking forward to figs and these look great.

  4. Tandy says:

    I can’t wait for fig season in order to try this 🙂

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Everything about this dish is fantastic, Greg. What a great dish to set before dinner guests!

  6. Oh Ooooo! That is heaven on top.

  7. Oh la la – heavenly!!! Can’t wait for our tree to produce fruit again.
    🙂 Mandy

  8. sallybr says:

    Honeyed ricotta…. hummmm…. heaven indeed!

  9. Sounds wonderful, and just a bit decadent.

  10. This is so original! I must try this with the figs from our fig tree.

  11. nrhatch says:

    Almost heaven . . . grand marnier + figs!

  12. Mad Dog says:

    You have to get some drink in somewhere 😉

  13. joshuafagans says:

    This looks and sounds great!

  14. Eva Taylor says:

    Anything with figs sound delightful, I adore goats cheese and figs together! Yum yum yum!

  15. That marinade sounds unreal, and I’m a sucker for ricotta on anything. Awesome.

  16. billpeeler says:

    That looks stunning – anything with honey and ricotta has GOT to be decadently good —-

  17. Kristy says:

    Oh, heaven. Yep,definitely heaven. Hitting print now…

  18. egg me on says:

    Whoa … that is a little bit of heaven on top!! Looks awesome.

  19. These are so gorgeous. I wish I had some figs.

  20. Truly, that does look heavenly!

  21. spree says:

    Heaven is right! Wow what a gorgeous sounding dish!

  22. I”m going to the farmers market now just to buy some figs. I love the combo of honey with figs…imagine that!

  23. Carolyn Chan says:

    Got to be one of my favourite things in the world. Gorgeous !

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