What's For Dessert: Roasted Fig Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Served on a Crispy Wonton

For some random reason, I've had figs on my mind lately. On contemplating figs, I realized that I've only ever eaten them in fig newton form. Time to rectify that situation! While in Whole Foods I happened upon a display of organic figs, and decided to try my hand at making roasted figs stuffed with goat cheese. I decided that an excellent addition to this simple dessert recipe would be to serve each fig on a crispy wonton -- the star of a dessert I've made previously. The sweetness of the crispy wonton was a perfect foil for the savory flavor of the goat cheese. Add a little drizzle of honey, and you've got a little piece of heaven in your mouth!

Roasted Fig Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Served on a Crispy Wonton
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makes 2 servings

2 figs
1/2 tablespoon goat cheese
2 wonton skins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons raw sugar
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
honey

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Cut the stem off each fig. Quarter each fig by making an X-shaped cut 3/4 of the way down the fig.
3. Stuff each fig with a rounded portion of goat cheese.
4. Spray a pan with olive oil cooking spray. Place the figs on the pan and roast in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
5. While the figs are roasting, prep the wonton skins. Melt the unsalted butter in a small dish in the microwave.
6. Brush each wonton skin with the melted butter. (Cover both sides.)
7. In another small dish, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
8. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on each wonton skin, again covering both sides.
9. When two minutes of cooking time remains for the figs, place the wonton skins on the pan in the oven.
10. Remove the pan from the oven when the cooking time is complete.
11. Place each crispy wonton on a plate. Top each wonton with a roasted fig.
12. Drizzle honey over each roasted fig. Garnish each plate with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and serve immediately.



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