Have you ever grilled fruit? How about a grilled fig?
I saw a photo on Pinterest last week of a slice of grilled watermelon. At first my mind couldn’t wrap around the concept of cooking watermelon, or any fruit for that matter.
Questions raced through my mind…did the heat destroy or add to the flavor of the watermelon? Did the char marks change the watermelons taste?
I had a box of figs sitting on the counter, so I decided to experiment and grill them to see what would happen.
(As you can see, there are a lot of pictures in this post. I had a really hard time choosing which photos to include in this post. They all came out beautifully. You can almost see the honey drip slowly, wrapping around these figs.)
These figs look beautiful on the grill. I kept the lid open and grilled them slowly so they wouldn’t burst. They are lightly brushed with organic cold pressed olive oil to prevent burning.
When they looked like they had softened, I brought them inside. I carefully made two deep cuts from the top down. I inserted a small chunk of brie. the heat from the figs helped soften the brie even more, melding the flavor into the figs.
Next, I drizzled honey and then sprinkled some cracked pepper on top. These figs would be a perfect appetizer if you need a fancy dish for a party.
The verdict: grilled figs are delicious and I can easily see grilling figs in my future. The flavors really work well together.
Here is our little fig tree. Another month and we should have our own fresh figs.
Here is a quick link to all of the appetizer recipes on this blog!
- 8 fresh figs
- ¼ wedge of brie cheese, cut into small ½ inch cubes
- organic cold pressed olive oil
- 2-3 grill skewers
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat your grill and make sure the surface is clean.
- Soak wooden skewers (if you are using wood.)
- Press the figs onto the skewers.
- Lightly brush each side with olive oil.
- Grill until softened with the lid on the grill up so they don't overheat and burst.
- When cooked, bring them inside and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Remove from skewers.
- Make + shaped cuts from the top down midway into the fig.
- Stuff with the brie cheese.
- Drizzle honey and then sprinkle cracked pepper on top to taste.
For more appetizers, check out my Pinterest Gluten Free Appetizer board!
Follow Fearless Dining – Gluten Free’s board Gluten Free Appetizers on Pinterest.
If you are looking for more appetizers, try these Delicata Squash Stuffed Mushrooms!