Fresh figs are in season, and I want to share with you a new way to enjoy them. Toss your figs on the grill! They make an incredible brie stuffed grilled figs appetizer! Just drizzle on some honey and serve them up.
I saw a photo on Pinterest last week of a slice of grilled watermelon and it really caught my eye. 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 taste of the watermelon? How would brie stand up to the grilled fruit sweetness?
My kids wondered how you grill fruit, so we grilled these figs together. I almost had to wrestle the brie away from my daughter for this recipe. She LOVES brie and didn't want to let us use it in this appetizer recipe.
These figs are made for snacking! If you love appetizers as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my gluten free appetizer recipes!
Figs come in many different colors and varieties. My personal favorite is the Candy Stripe variety, but those are difficult to find. They are neon green with a darker green stripe, and taste just like candy! Here are more delicious grilled fruit recipes to try!
I had a box of brown figs sitting on the counter that were about to spoil, making these the perfect fruit for us to experiment with. This recipe will work with any variety of fig. There is something magical about brie and figs. The gooey brie cheese flavors just mesh with the sweetness of the figs and honey!
As you will see, there are a lot of pictures in this post. It was so hard to choose which photos to include in this post. They all came out beautifully. You can almost see the honey drip slowly, wrapping around these figs. Figs also are delicious to use in this fig chutney recipe.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: If you are using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes so they don't burn.
Step 2: Push your figs through the skewer. Leave a little space between each one.
Step 3: Lightly brush with organic cold-pressed olive oil to prevent burning.
Step 4: Grill with the lid open and grilled them slowly so they wouldn't burst.
Step 5: When the figs looked like they had softened, remove them from the grill.
Step 6: Carefully make two deep cuts from the top down. Insert a small chunk of brie into the center of each fig. The heat from the figs helped soften the brie, even more, melding the flavor into the figs.
Step 7: Drizzle 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. If grilling figs seems too "weird" to you, you can drizzle honey over raw figs too!
If you love figs, give this no-bake gluten free fig tart a try too!
More delicious gluten free appetizers:
- Wooden or metal skewers for grilling the figs.
- Tongs to pull the skewers off the grill.
Grilled Brie Stuffed Figs with Honey
- 8 fresh figs
- ¼ inch wedge of brie cheese cut into small ½cubes
- 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.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
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Healthy World Cuisine
How delicious and sophisticated! Perfect with a glass of wine. Pinned!
Thank you so much...they are perfect with wine :-).
Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet
Oh how I wish we had figs in Minnesota! I've seen them in Whole Foods every now and then but they just don't grow up here. These figs are out-of-control awesome. LOVE!
Thank you Lauren....I wish they were more hardy I would ship some your way 🙂 They are pretty soft and would end up mush by the time they got there.
Farm Fresh To You
What a great experiment! It is so wonderful how the brie melts right into the freshly grilled figs and the addition of honey makes for a delightful flavor combination. Thank you for this delicious recipe and all of the lovely fig photos.
Katie @ Pearls + Girls
Mmmm, figs, brie and honey, can't go wrong with that! We've been on a major grilling spree lately, taking advantage of all this gorgeous weather! Just pinned this recipe! 🙂
I hope you enjoy them Katie 🙂
I have a fig tree … this looks like a great way to enjoy the fruit. Very nice.