Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese and Balsamic-Agave Glaze
(Makes 2 servings)
4 ripe figs 2 tablespoon amber or light agave nectar
8 thin slices of goat cheese salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray or brush with olive oil.
2. Cut the stem end off of each fig, then cut figs in half lengthwise and lay in baking dish with cut side up. Cut 8 thin slices of goat cheese and lay on top of each fig half.
3. Whisk together balsamic vinegar and agave nectar, then drizzle over the cheese-topped figs. Lightly season figs with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
4. Roast for 15-18 minutes, until the figs are hot and lightly cooked and cheese is melted. Serve hot.