When we had our brunch charcuterie with friends earlier this summer, I made the wonderful discovery of honey, figs, sea salt, and burrata cheese. We’ve recreated the combination in the last few charcuterie dinners my husband and I have done. Each time, I thought about doing this simplified version, but hadn’t done it until recently, so here is the most delicious fig appetizer with salted honey, goat cheese, and crunchy crackers. Wipe that drool from you mouth!
Salted Honey + Fig Appetizer
I’m pretty sure any fig appetizer would have my name on it, but this setup is heavenly! I often find honey to be too sweet, but the tart goat cheese and the finishing salt really cut the sweetness, letting it accentuate the fresh fruit perfectly.
Because the honey spreads so easily, I recommend not drizzling the fig appetizer plate with honey and salt until just before serving OR let guests drizzle their own honey and salt. I do want to note that it’s really the combination of all four items that’s so wonderful though, so maybe drizzle it for them so they don’t go trying it the wrong way!
I had my first fresh fig last summer in France – crazy, right? I bought a small basket at the Nice Farmers’ Market and was blown away with how juicy, sweet, and delicious it was. I fairly quickly ate through my small basket of deliciousness.
I’ve had dried figs, of course, but fresh figs are a completely different story. They’re juicy, sweet, and actually light in flavor unlike their dried counterpart. Don’t get me wrong, I still love dried figs, but fresh figs are a whole new level for me.
Many of my friends are so surprised that I hadn’t hard fresh figs, having lived in California my whole life, but what can I say? I think I was meant to have them first in southern France – not a shabby reality in my opinion!
SALTED HONEY + FIG CRACKERS
I was late to the world of fresh figs. Once I had them, however, I was hooked and could never get enough. Figs are the perfect accompaniment to the salted honey and goat cheese featured on these cracker appetizers.
- Combine goat cheese and yogurt in bowl. Set aside.
- Cut figs in sixths from stem to bottom to create wedge.
- Just before serving, top crackers with cheese and fig slice. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle salt. OR Layout cracker topped with cheese and fig slice. Accompany w. honey and sea salt.