Filo-baked fresh figs stuffed with peppered goat’s cheese

Filo-baked fresh figs stuffed with peppered goat’s cheese

  • makes 6
  • Easy

Check out our vegetarian recipe for crunchy filo-baked fresh figs stuffed with peppered goat’s cheese. This recipe makes an awesome little nibble or starter that’s really easy to make

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Ingredients

  • figs 6, large
  • goat's cheese 125g, soft, rind removed
  • black peppercorns 2 tsp, ground
  • butter 50g, melted
  • filo pastry 6, large sheets
  • chives a few, snipped

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Slice the stems off the figs, then score a deep cross shape into each, cutting two-thirds of the way through.

  • Step 2

    Squeeze each fig a little at the base to open them out a bit.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, mix together the goat’s cheese and black pepper, then divide equally into the middle of each fig.

  • Step 4

    Press the sides back up a little so the cheese is snugly inside.

  • Step 5

    Take the sheets of filo and slice into quarters. Stack 4 quarters and brush lightly with butter.

  • Step 6

    Put the stuffed fig in the middle of the filo squares and draw up the sides around it.

  • Step 7

    You want the fig to be surrounded but not covered on top so simply fold and press the pastry so it fits.

  • Step 8

    Repeat with the other figs.

  • Step 9

    Bake on a baking-paper-lined tray for 12-15 minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.

  • Step 10

    Allow to cool a little before eating as the figs will be tongue-burningly hot straight from the oven.

  • Step 11

    Sprinkle with the snipped chives just before serving.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 291
  • Fat 13.7g
  • Saturates 8.3g
  • Carbs 31.3g
  • Sugars 7.1g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Protein 9g
  • Salt 0.8g
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