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Fig, Bacon & Balsamic Appetizers

Servings 4


  • 6 whole figs wiped clean and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary fresh minced
  • 3 slices bacon cooked crisp & chopped finely


  • Combine the balsamic and rosemary in a small saucepan; heat to a simmer.
  • While the vinegar is reducing, prepare the figs and bacon.
  • Arrange the figs, cut-side-up on the serving platter, then put one teaspoon dollops of soft cheese on each fig half.
  • When the balsamic has reduced to a syrup, drizzle it over the figs & cheese, then sprinkle the bacon crumbs over top.


Using a store-bought balsamic reduction saves time, but doesn't give you the same depth & warmth to each bite. Consider using prosciutto in place of the bacon for a twist.