The figs, left whole, were swimming in very sweet (not in a bad way, mind you!) syrup flavored with vanilla. Our first sampling included one fig, cut into thin strips, served with a cup of Armenian coffee. WOW! That’s all I can say.
This past weekend, I wanted to share the fig preserves with guests in such a way that the sweetness wasn’t going to be completely over-powering. What came to mind was to serve it as an appetizer paired with tangy goat cheese. It was a no-brainer, really!
|Goat Chesse and Fig Preserves with Ak-mak crackers|
Here’s the very simple recipe for Goat Cheese with (Noyan) Fig Preserves:Serves 4-6
4- oz. good quality goat cheese in a log-shape2 sweetened figs from the jar, finely chopped
Directions:Place the goat cheese on a serving plate. Top with the chopped figs; drizzle with some if the syrup from the jar.
Spread onto Ak-Mak wheat crackers.
NOTE: If you’re planning on a larger crowd, use a bigger log of goat cheese, and add more of the preserves.
Now, that's easy entertaining!