Figs with Ricotta Cheese, Drizzled in Honey

These Figs with Ricotta Cheese, Drizzled in Honey are a quick and delicious appetizer or snack!  Ready in minutes and so beautiful!

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So let’s talk about figs.  What do you think of them?  Do you like them fresh or dried?  I had never really thought much about figs until I tried some dried ones from Costco a couple of years ago and really enjoyed them.  But the true pleasure of figs that I have found is eating them fresh.

Saanichton Market Stand

Last summer while on our trip out to the west coast of Canada, we came across this little fruit and vegetable stand near Saanichton where there were fresh figs for sale.  Up until that moment, we had never eaten fresh figs, so we thought this was the perfect time to try them.  How could we not try freshly grown figs from B.C?  They were wonderful.  Sweet and so different than any other fresh fruit we’d ever had.  They are very unusual (but beautiful) to look at, and the flavour is so unique.

Fresh Figs at the Italian Centre Shop

Since then I’ve tried to buy fresh figs but they’re not that easy to find here in Calgary, that is until recently.  I attended the opening of the Italian Centre Shop here in Calgary and lo and behold there was a giant wall of fresh figs, so naturally I had to buy some!  I had the perfect recipe in mind.

Figs with Ricotta Cheese, Drizzled in Honey

As soon as I saw these fresh figs, I wanted them smothered in ricotta cheese and honey.  I had seen this on a restaurant menu a while ago, and since then wanted to make it at home.  It’s such a simple appetizer or snack, that you can have ready in minutes.  Easy, delicious and so pretty!  These would be wonderful enjoyed on a hot summer deck with at glass of your favourite wine.  Yum.

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Figs with Ricotta Cheese, Drizzled in Honey


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh ripe figs
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • honey

Instructions

  1. Cut the figs in half lengthwise.
  2. Add a dollop of ricotta cheese (as much or as little as you like)
  3. Drizzle with honey.
  4. Serve & enjoy!

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How do you enjoy figs?  Do you like them fresh?  Do you make jam?  Let me know, because I’m looking for new and delicious ways to cook with them!

Have a delicious day!
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16 Comments

  • Reply Shauna July 18, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    I love dried figs and have tried to find the fresh ones. Thanks for the tip. Going to give this a whirl! Hope your summer is going great so far.

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife July 20, 2015 at 8:57 PM

      Thank you Shauna! I hope your summer is going great as well!

      • Reply Shauna July 21, 2015 at 8:18 AM

        I tried the most delicious smoked bacon wrapped figs at Tango Bistro over the weekend. I must try replicating those!

        • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife July 22, 2015 at 8:38 PM

          Oh that sounds amazing! We had something similar at a restaurant in Phoenix – they were delicious!

  • Reply Sarah R. July 19, 2015 at 5:15 AM

    MMMMMM- I can only imagine how delicious this is. I’ve never had a fresh fig- but I love dried figs! Now I’m going to have to hunt down the fresh variety. Thank you so very much for stopping by Snickerdoodle Sunday!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  • Reply Gina Marie July 20, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    I’ve never tried figs before! But now that you have me thinking about them I want to try some! Thanks for the yummy recipe, I can’t wait to try me some fresh figs!
    Gina Marie from Always Savory

  • Reply Kati July 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    OMG these look delicious. I have never tried fresh figs, but we love the dried ones. I’ll have to see if I can find some good ones in the store here. How do you know when they are ripe?

    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife July 20, 2015 at 8:54 PM

      Thank you Kati! Figs are ripe when they are soft to the touch and darker in colour – like brownish/purple. So good!

  • Reply Cathy July 21, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    I love figs both ways!! My grandfather had a fig tree in his garden! Yum! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! There’s a great cash giveaway too!
    Cathy

  • Reply Charlene A. July 24, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    These look so yummy! I have never tried (or found) fresh figs, but I do love dried figs. I’ll definitely try to find them (here in Ottawa…hmm); thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Pam@over50feeling40 July 24, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    It sounds really good! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  • Reply Katherines Corner July 25, 2015 at 4:41 PM

    oh my goodness that is fantastic. We had a fig tree in our yard when I was young and we enjoyed baked figs with honey butter. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  • Reply Heather @GeminiRed Creations July 26, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    I’ve never eaten a fig…is that a bad thing to admit at the age of 45? These look quite interesting and look like something that would be great for a little get together with friends where a bunch of appetizers are shared! Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup 7/19/15

  • Reply Kelli July 27, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    This sounds simple yet a great combination of flavors. The only time I have had fresh figs was in Mexico on a vacation years ago. I’m not sure if I have ever run across them in a grocery store around here. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them. I really enjoyed the fresh figs when we had them!

  • Reply Lou Lou Girls July 27, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

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