We briefly thought about running these under the broiler—just long enough to soften the cheese and slightly caramelize the syrup. Maybe next time...
Stuffed Figs with Honey-Balsamic Syrup
1 pint fresh figs
4 ounces goat cheese
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
4 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Slice the tips off of the figs and then cut a cross pattern into them, being careful not to cut all the way through the bottom. Mix together the goat cheese and walnuts. Stuff a spoonful into the middle of each fig.
Mix the honey and balsamic vinegar together until fluid, then drizzle it over the stuffed figs.
(Image: Elizabeth Passarella)