This recipe is the perfect easy dinner party-worthy appetizer: it's quick to make and calls for a short list of ingredients. You can even make it ahead of time--simply mark the figs on the grill and reheat them in the oven just before adding the cheese and serving. Most importantly, the flavor combination is divine--figs get a smoky char from the grill before they're topped with a tangy, slightly sweetened goat cheese.

Liz Mervosh
Source:, October 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high (400 degrees F to 450 degrees F). Stir together goat cheese, milk, honey and thyme in a small bowl. Spoon mixture into a small zip-top plastic bag; snip a 1/4-inch tip off bag corner.

  • Lightly coat cut sides of figs with cooking spray. Place figs, cut sides down, on oiled grates; grill, uncovered, until slightly softened and grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  • Transfer figs to a serving platter; sprinkle evenly with salt. Pipe goat cheese mixture evenly onto fig halves. Garnish with thyme leaves. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

109 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 15g; fat 4g 6% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; sodium 167mg 7% DV; added sugar 3g; calories from fat 36kcal; percent of calories from carbs 58; percent of calories from fat 31; percent of calories from protein 10; percent of calories from sat fat 15.