When it comes to cheese I must say that I love it in any possible combination. Melted cheese on top of any vegetable, meat or fruit it’s a great idea. So, reading some food magazine I have discovered a great recipe that I wanted to try it: Baked Brie and Honey Roasted Figs with a very nice walnut and thyme seasoning.
Melted cheese on top of roasted figs is a delight. So, beside being very tasty I have discovered that figs are amazing.
Figs are useful in weight loss because it contains omega 3 fatty acids and omega-6 fats that accelerate the mobilisation of adipose tissue, while being very low in calories, carbohydrates and fat, despite the delicious taste they have.
The high content of calcium and phosphorus, two times more than milk, eating figs can prevent osteoporosis, also is useful to children during growth and to all persons prone to hypocalcemia (low calcium in the blood). Six figs contain as much calcium as half a cup of skim milk.
That being said I went to the market and bought six beautiful figs. As for cheese, you can use any kind of soft cheese: Brie, Camembert, it is up to you. This is a very simple starter, or maybe a very tasty brunch. The aromas are amazing, a great mixture of good quality ingredients that balance the salt and sugar of this Baked Brie and Honey Roasted Figs.
Now, let’s get to work.
Preheat your oven to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Wash the figs then dry and cut of the stem. Make + shaped cuts from the top down midway into the fig then place on a baking paper in a medium tray.
Add the walnuts, sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, fresh thyme and top with honey generously. The quantities are up to you. If you like them sweeter you can add extra honey. Place in the hot oven for about 10 minutes, then remove, add the soft cheese and place in the oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt.
Serve hot with toasted bread and a glass of white wine. Enjoy, Baked Brie and Honey Roasted Figs.