Oven Roasted Figs Stuffed with Spiced Goat Cheese

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $0.80
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4Fresh Figs
1/4 cupGoat Cheese
1 tbspOrange Zest
3Whole Cloves, or 1/4 tsp ground
3 inch pieceCinnamon Stick, or 1 tsp ground
1Whole Star Anise, or 1/2 tsp ground
2 tbspPistachio, crushed
1 tbspHoney


  1. ​Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add your cloves, cinnamon stick, and whole star anise to a dry pan over medium heat. Toast for about 5 minutes, until you can really smell the spices. Remove from heat and pulverize in a pestle and mortar or grind in a spice grinder.
  3. Combine goat cheese with about 2 tsp of the spice mixture and the orange zest.
  4. Slice the figs in half. Gently push ½ tbsp of goat cheese into the center of each fig half. 
  5. Place each fig half skin-side down on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the figs with some crushed pistachios and honey.
  6. Bake the figs for about 25 minutes until they are soft and sticky.


  • Did you know that figs contain more calcium than any other fruit? One cup of dried figs provides 240 mg of calcium, almost as much as a cup of milk (about 300 mg). 
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  • Are you over the age of 50? Health Canada recommends you take a supplement of 400 IU of vitamin D every day. This is because older adults don’t produce as much vitamin D through exposure to sunlight.
  • The vitamin D that we get from food or produce through exposure to sunlight or is not the active form, the form that is used by the body. It has to be converted by the liver and the kidneys to produce the active form of vitamin D, called calcitriol.
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