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? How would brie stand up to the grilled fruit sweetness?
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!
More Yummy Fig Recipes to Try!
If you are looking for more appetizers, try these Delicata Squash Stuffed Mushrooms!