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Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Swirl

The key to this self-serve fruit-and-cheese spread is to gently fold the onion-and-fig mixture into the goat cheese to keep the colors and textures distinct. It’s best served with unflavored crackers or French bread so that nothing interferes with the spread’s sweet-salty flavors.

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The key to this self-serve fruit-and-cheese spread is to gently fold the onion-and-fig mixture into the goat cheese to keep the colors and textures distinct. It’s best served with unflavored crackers or French bread so that nothing interferes with the spread’s sweet-salty flavors.

Servings
2

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced (2 cups)
  • 14 dried black mission figs, hard tips removed (1/4 lb.)
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, softened and crumbled

Preparation

Heat oil in skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and pinch of salt. Cook 40 minutes, or until onion is tender, lightly browned, and reduced to 1 cup, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, place figs in bowl, and cover with boiling water. Soak 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and reserve 1/4 cup soaking liquid.

Purée figs, onion, and rosemary in food processor until smooth, adding up to 1/4 cup reserved liquid if necessary. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl, and fold in goat cheese, being careful to leave white streaks in mix.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 118
  • Carbohydrate Content 13 g
  • Cholesterol Content 11 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 149 mg
  • Sugar Content 9 g