Figs with Feta, Rosemary, and Honey

Despite finally having a kitchen that can hold more than 2 people at a time and a house big enough to have a dinner party, I’m still not good at hosting parties and planning appetizers.

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After 7 years in a smaller house that made it tough to have people over, dinner parties make me nervous.

I get anxious and stressed out and frustrated because I don’t have a good system down yet in this house. Figuring out what to make is always a challenge, I never think things are going to turn out, and I put way too much pressure on myself.

But one thing I know that can make any dinner party or get together flow is having a few appetizers ready for guests until the meal is ready.

And I don’t want appetizers that are going to take me just as long as the meal to make. I need quick. Not fussy. Easy to prep. Non-stressful.

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I think figs are the answer!

Our fig bushes are going through a fall harvest, so they’re coming in by the pound again. We’ve already eaten pounds this summer, plus we made 15 jars of jam, so I’m using the fall harvest to really try the figs in cooking and baking.

I’ve had a few appetizers with dried figs, but never fresh. After having them on pizza, I know they go perfect with salty bacon, but I wanted something a little lighter. The light flavor of the figs goes so well with syrupy honey and briny feta, I knew these would be tasty little bites.

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It doesn’t get much easier than this.

 

Figs with Feta, Rosemary, and Honey

Makes: 10 bites

Ingredients:

  • 5 figs
  • 2 Tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary

Directions:

  1. Cut the stems from the figs and slice in half, lengthwise.
  2. Top each fig half with some crumbled feta, a drizzle of honey, and some chopped rosemary.

17 comments

  1. These are gorgeous! And with your fresh figs, im sure theyre yummy. Make ahead items are the keys to a good party

  2. Such a beautiful idea! I love the idea of figs and feta.

  3. These look absolutely mouthwatering – I would give anything for a fig tree in my backyard! Do you know how many years they take to start producing fruit after being planted?

  4. Some how I doubt you are NOT good at dinner parties.

    Have you made fig newtons yet?

  5. These appetizers are beautiful! And I love the flavors you chose to pair with the figs.

  6. Feta has the ability to make absolutely anything better!

  7. Oh gosh, some of my favorite flavors!

  8. These sound great! I’m loving the sweet + salty/ savory combo lately [goat cheese and jelly] :)

  9. omg, another harvest??? seriously, i need to escape for a week and come get some figs :)

  10. I just did a recipe with figs and goat cheese! We are on the same wave length. Love the feta!

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