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Leftover Fig flavored Goat Cheese

ziggylu May 2, 2012 08:33 AM

I have about 8oz of fig flavored goat cheese left from a party that I need to use up. Have thought about a cheesecake but am thinking we might prefer a savory use(other than crostini).

Any suggestions?

  1. todao May 2, 2012 10:08 AM

    Pizza. Make it with thin slices of ham, fig flavored goat cheese, black olives, and perhaps thyme; do nd don't forget the garlic.

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    1. re: todao
      katecm May 2, 2012 10:23 AM

      I'd tweak that just a bit to have caramelized onion, fig jam if you have it, and prosciutto. Maybe some sage.

      1. re: todao
        ziggylu May 2, 2012 10:34 AM

        Thanks, I did make some pizza with it Monday night! IT was delicious...spinach, carmelized onions, the fig cheese, toasted walnuts and a drizzle of good balsamic when it came off our big green egg.

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        AnneMarieDear May 2, 2012 10:21 AM

        Souffle. Love todao's pizza suggestion.

        1. nomadchowwoman May 2, 2012 10:25 AM

          Or make an easy tart w/a sheet of (frozen storebought) puff pastry for the crust (roll it out, make a lip by folding the edge over all the way around, prick with a fork, par-bake). Spread your goat cheese over the crust. Lay some strips or pieces of prosciutto atop the cheese and sprinkle w/thyme leaves if you like. Pop it back into the oven. Voila.

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          1. re: nomadchowwoman
            jeanmarieok May 3, 2012 04:57 AM

            That's what I would do - puff pastry all the way....

          2. Caitlin McGrath May 2, 2012 02:43 PM

            Would probably be good stuffed in a chicken breast with some arugula or wilted spinach, etc.

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              cheesecake17 May 2, 2012 03:00 PM

              Slice into rounds, flatten, dip in egg and a mixture of breadcrumbs and walnuts. Broil, bake, or pan fry.

              I usually serve the goat cheese over mesclun salad

              1. Terrie H. May 2, 2012 03:24 PM

                If you want to use it for future parties, it would be nice to make in the manner of the chevre "kisses" from the old Silver Palate. The original recipe is chevre with a sprinkle of herbs de Provence wrapped in a little square of filo dough to make a Hershey's kiss bite, but I have tweaked it often.

                These little bites can be frozen for future parties, if you don't want to use it right away.

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                1. re: Terrie H.
                  sunshine842 May 2, 2012 11:04 PM

                  Ooh, those sound good. Only problem is, I'm pretty sure I'd end up with a lot of filo dough, as I'd be sampling the chevre -- quality control, you know.

                  1. re: Terrie H.
                    lunchbox May 3, 2012 12:04 AM

                    Buy 1 package of Goya Empanada dough- it's only 12 sheets- goat cheese and fig empanadas are superb!

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                    greedywhiskers May 3, 2012 03:53 AM

                    How about your goats cheese & caramelized onions baked inside filo pastry parcels, served with a fig and walnut salad? The textures are beautiful. When you bite into the crispy parcel and the melted goats cheese oozes out it's amazing!

                    1. chowser May 3, 2012 05:28 AM

                      Get together w/ YAYME and have a party over grilled flatbread.


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                        magiesmom May 3, 2012 06:05 AM

                        Make a savoury cheesecake.

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