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Playing 4-Ingredient App: Honey + Goat Cheese-Stuffed Figs

For our "bite-size" show, chef and Life Is a Party author David Burtka shared three of his favorite mini appetizers: these stuffed figs, Brie Bites and Tomato Pesto Bites. They are all quick and easy and require only four ingredients! 

"So simple, so satisfying, so wow. If there's any cheese filling left over, it's fantastic spread on toast or crackers!" —David 


  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon whole pink peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • 16 ripe fresh figs
  • 4 ounces fresh goat's milk cheese (chevre)
  • Kosher salt


Serves: 16


In a small saucepan, warm the honey and pink peppercorns over medium-low heat until the honey is warm and fluid, but hasn't come to a simmer, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the honey cool completely. 

Cut off the top ½ inch of each fig. Use a very small spoon to scoop out the seeds from each fig, creating a hollowed-out core, and transfer the seeds to a small bowl. Add the goat cheese, 2 tablespoons of the cooled honey, and a pinch of salt to the seeds and stir to combine. Spoon the mixture into the figs with a small spoon. Drizzle the figs with the remaining honey.

Excerpted from Life Is a Party by David Burtka. Copyright © 2019 by David Burtka. Used with permission by Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.