These Figs with Ricotta Cheese, Drizzled in Honey are a quick and delicious appetizer or snack! Ready in minutes and so beautiful!
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So let’s talk about figs. What do you think of them? Do you like them fresh or dried? I had never really thought much about figs until I tried some dried ones from Costco a couple of years ago and really enjoyed them. But the true pleasure of figs that I have found is eating them fresh.
Last summer while on our trip out to the west coast of Canada, we came across this little fruit and vegetable stand near Saanichton where there were fresh figs for sale. Up until that moment, we had never eaten fresh figs, so we thought this was the perfect time to try them. How could we not try freshly grown figs from B.C? They were wonderful. Sweet and so different than any other fresh fruit we’d ever had. They are very unusual (but beautiful) to look at, and the flavour is so unique.
Since then I’ve tried to buy fresh figs but they’re not that easy to find here in Calgary, that is until recently. I attended the opening of the Italian Centre Shop here in Calgary and lo and behold there was a giant wall of fresh figs, so naturally I had to buy some! I had the perfect recipe in mind.
As soon as I saw these fresh figs, I wanted them smothered in ricotta cheese and honey. I had seen this on a restaurant menu a while ago, and since then wanted to make it at home. It’s such a simple appetizer or snack, that you can have ready in minutes. Easy, delicious and so pretty! These would be wonderful enjoyed on a hot summer deck with at glass of your favourite wine. Yum.Print
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How do you enjoy figs? Do you like them fresh? Do you make jam? Let me know, because I’m looking for new and delicious ways to cook with them!