Start to finish: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 appetizer servings
4 oz dried figs (about 8), halved or quartered
1 tbsp butter
1 cup thinly sliced onion (1 large)
1 tsp snipped fresh thyme
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
6 oz soft goat cheese
- If desired, remove stems from figs. Place figs in a medium sacuepan; cover with water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Drain well; cool slightly.
- In a skillet melt butter over medium heat; add onion. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or unitl brown. Stir in drained figs and thyme. Cook, stirring gently, about 2 minutes or until slightly softened. Stir in balsamic vinegar. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until glazed.
- To serve, place the goat cheese in a serving bowl. Spoon the fig mixture over cheese.
- Serve with crackers