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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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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
2In 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,
3Place fig mixture in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Add chopped pecans. Set aside.
4In 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.
5In 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.
6Tips: 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