Fig and Goat Cheese Brûlée
These simple but elegant figs will take your next friendly get-together to the next level and have your friends view your culinary skills in a whole different light!
- 4 fresh figs (cut in half stem-down)
- 2 ounces of fresh goat cheese (chèvre)
- 2 tablespoons of pecan pieces (toasted & crushed)
- The zest of 1 lemon
- Granulated sugar to torch (about 1-2 tablespoons)
- A few pinches of salt
- Cut each fig in half and place them on a flame-proof tray or board.
- Season each half of the fig with a small sprinkle of salt.
- Add the goat cheese, the toasted and crushed pecans, and the lemon zest to a bowl and mix everything together to distribute everything evenly. Season the mixture with a few pinches of salt.
- Top each half fig with about ½ tablespoons worth of the goat cheese mixture.
- Sprinkle granulated sugar on top of each fig half so that the filling on top of the fig has a thin coating of sugar and torch each fig, moving in a subtle circular motion (similar to brushing your teeth) until each fig has a deep golden-brown brûlée on top. Allow the figs to cool slightly and the sugar to harden before enjoying.
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