Fig & Goat Cheese Squares

Fig & Goat Cheese Squares Recipe

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Alice C


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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Makes 30 squares
30 Min
30 Min


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

How to Make Fig & Goat Cheese Squares


  • 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.

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About Fig & Goat Cheese Squares

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Canadian