Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

By: Cassy Joy Garcia

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This fig recipe is my go-to appetizer. I’ve experimented with a few variations and am confident that I’ve concocted the most fabulous recipe sure to knock your guests’ socks off. I make it at least once a week – due mostly to high demand.

It’s extremely simple and provides just the right amount of food to keep your family and dinner guests happy while you take your time finishing the rest of the meal.

How is it done? Simply cut the stem off your figs and score with an X. I then stuff with a small amount of goat cheese, wrap with bacon, and finish with a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar. Pop them in the over for about 10 minutes. You’ll have everyone vowing that they are “now fig lovers.”

Figs are a fantastic little fruit. They are rich in anti-oxidants, help stabilize blood sugar, and can provide a metabolic boost. The bacon, goat cheese, and honey balsamic drizzle are great disguisers if you want to sneak these ancient treats into your family’s diet.

One tried and true trick to achieving perfectly crispy bacon is opting for the pre-cooked variety. This way, you don’t burn your fig waiting for the bacon to crisp. Pre-cooked bacon is also considerably lower in fat and calories. It can be found by most breakfast meats in the grocery store.

overhead view of a bowl of fresh figs

fresh figs on a cutting board with one end cut off and an X cut in the middle

fresh figs stuffed with goat cheese on a cutting board

a hand holding a fig stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon

multiple figs stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon on a foil lined baking sheet

overhead view of a bowl of figs stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon


Bacon Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: ~ 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: ~15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 12 fresh black figs
  • 12 slices pre-cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup fresh soft goat cheese
  • 2 Tbl raw honey
  • 2 Tbl balsamic vinegar
  • Toothpicks for anchoring.


Preheat your oven to 375.

Line a metal baking sheet with aluminum foil (makes for zero cleanup!)

Wash your figs and pat dry.

Cut the tops of your figs off.

Cut an X into the top of the fig – going about halfway down the length of the fig.

Spoon approximately 1 tsp goat cheese into each fig.

Wrap one piece of bacon around each fig. Secure with a toothpick.

Drizzle each fig with approximately ½ tsp honey and ½ tsp balsamic vinegar.

Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Plate and enjoy!

Time: 15 minutes

Approximate Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 2 figs

122 Calories; 4 g Fat; 3 g Protein; 17 g Sugar


  • Serving Size: 2 figs

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  1. Chikachef says:

    Love it…finally a fig recipe I can sneak in to the kids…very nice. Thank you,

  2. Brenda Scinto says:

    These look amazing – we love anything with goat cheese 🙂

  3. JG says:

    DELICIOUS !!! and looks great too!

  4. I think I’m in love! 🙂

  5. Alison says:

    I am having a hard time finding fresh figs in my area. Any chance that I could used dried figs and just not bake as long?!