QUICK & TASTY #1 – Honey-baked figs and granted Manchego

Manchego Cheese and figs www.themanchegocheese.com

In a previous post, I promised you a mouth-watering dish combining Manchego and figs.

I know it has taken long – being the working mom of a 7-month-old adorable monster often complicates my agenda – but yesterday I finally managed to cook this for dinner.

And guess what? The result was so yummy you have to try it to believe me.

Give it a go! This works great both as a dessert or an appetizer, and although super easy, it looks so sophisticated you could even offer it to your most snobbish friends at your next dinner party.

 What you need:

  • Few fresh figs, stalks removed
  • Balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp
  • Clear honey, 1 tbsp
  • Chopped fresh thyme leaves, 2 tbsp
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Some Manchego cheese, grated


  1. Using a sharp knife cut a cross into the top of each fig.
  2. Push the figs down on a chopping board to open them slightly.
  3. Place the figs in little squares of foil, big enough to make parcels.
  4. Spoon over the vinegar, honey and thyme, season with salt and pepper.
  5. Fold the foil over to make little parcels and seal the edges.
  6. Place the parcels in the oven at medium heat and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Open the parcels and sprinkle with a generous amount of Manchego.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

2 thoughts on “QUICK & TASTY #1 – Honey-baked figs and granted Manchego

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