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Easy Fall Fig Appetizer

Figs with Goat Cheese and Peppered Honey Over Polenta

Fall Fig Appetizer


One of the things I like about fall is that there are fresh figs in my grocery store.  I just love figs, and was especially happy to see them this year because my parent’s fig tree did not produce very many or very flavorful figs this year due to the unusual weather.   This easy fall fig appetizer is the perfect light delicious prelude to a fall dinner.  It is really more of an assembly than a recipe, because amounts can very greatly depending on the size and type of figs you have, and you can really do the goat cheese and especially the honey and black pepper to taste.  I used one 18 oz. roll of polenta and 4 oz. of goat cheese for 12 rounds and would serve two or three per person.  The figs I used were small green Kadota figs, so I used three slices for each slice of polenta, but if you have large Mission or Brown Turkey figs, you will probably only need on fig slice for each polenta slice.

Easy Fall Fig Appetizer

Easy Fall Fig Appetizer


  • 1 18 oz. roll polenta, drained and sliced into about 1/4 inch thick slices
  • Fig slices (The amount depends greatly on the size of figs you have, but you will need 1 - 3 slices per polenta slice
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsps. honey or more or less to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place polenta slices on a microwave safe plate and microwave until warm (about 1 minute).
  2. Top with figs slices and then goat cheese.
  3. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve immediately.


Fall Fig Appetizer




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