Fig & Goat Cheese Squares

Alice C

By
@Alliebaba

I first made this from a Smuckers recipe flyer in 2008. The original recipe calls for walnuts but my family prefer pecans. Note this square does not freeze well.


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Rating:

Serves:

Makes 30 squares

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
mission or calimyrna figs
1 c
water
1/4 c
lemon juice
1 c
toasted pecans
1 1/3 c
flour
1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
2 c
goat cheese, room temperature
2 medium
eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
2
In a medium saucepan, combine figs, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes at medium heat until figs are tender. Cool slightly,
3
Place fig mixture in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Add chopped pecans. Set aside.
4
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press mixture in prepared dish. Gently spread fig mixture over crust.
5
In a separate bowl, beat goat cheese and eggs until smooth. Spread over fig mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Serve warm or at room temperature.
6
Tips: Add 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary to goat cheese mixture for a great appetizer.

For a sweeter taste, add 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla to goat cheese mixture.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Canadian