Baked Stuffed Fig Recipe

I'm on my second day of my weeklong challenge to post a recipe with 5 or less ingredients. This easy baked, stuffed fig recipe is inspired by an appetizer I devoured when I was brunching at Fig, Santa Monica. This is a simple dish that is great to serve as an appetizer to a group of hungry diners and impress them with its sweet and savory flavor.  I also make this for myself as a pick-me-up snack.

The cheese can be substituted with any type of soft cheese. Same thing goes for the nuts depending on how salty and sweet you like them to be. The fun part of this recipe is figuring out how to break open the fig without crushing it. I experimented a couple of ways how to do it, including using a knife, but what I found to be most successful is to push my second finger to create a small hole to hold the cheese. To make it cheesier, make the hole bigger and stuff it with more cheese.

easy stuffed fig recipe
Yummy stuffed figs

Baked Stuffed Figs


  • A box of figs
  • A box of goat or blue cheese
  • Crumbled pine or walnuts
  • Honey to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Wash the figs. Break open each fig by pushing a finger in the middle.
  3. Insert a pinch of cheese on each fig. The more the merrier.
  4. Place the figs on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes just enough to heat up the cheese.
  5. Top with crumble nuts and drizzled honey.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.

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