I was at Trader Joe’s a couple of weeks ago and came across Fig Butter.  The ingredients were minimal and it really was mainly just mashed figs.  I could not wait to find a use for this new item.  When it comes to raw onions, you either love them or hate them and may even find them offensive.  I am not a lover (of raw onions that is :)).  But I do love the natural sweetness that comes from cooking onions and letting them sweat until they become caramelized and taste as sweet as candy.  I bet you are shocked, right?  Me?  Like something sweet?  Anyway, sweet figs with sugary caramelized onions is a natural combination in my book.  Add some creamy goat cheese and you’ve got an appetizer that not only looks gorgeous and tastes wonderful, but it’s a cinch to put together.  What could be better than that?

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8 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Tiffany
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    What an elegant appetizer!


    • Mercedes
      Sep 13, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

      Thank you Tiffany! And it really is so easy and delicious!


  2. itchbay
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    I made these tonight for my book club, and OMG. These are the best things evereverever.

    I too bought the fig jam because, duh… When I saw it on the endcap all I could think was “This exists in the world?! I must have it. Now.”

    In fact, I have enough to make more for myself tomorrow. I think I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow.


    • Mercedes
      Oct 27, 2011 @ 9:24 am

      I’m so glad you liked the onion, fig and goat cheese bruschetta! Isn’t it easy too? Easy, yet impressive and delicious. That’s what I love. Thanks for reading!


  3. Vegan Bakerista
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    oh these look delicious!! Goat Cheese and Figs are one of my favorite combinations. I too purchased a jar of TJ’s Fig Butter and fell in love. In case you have any left over fig butter, check out my recipe for Fig Butter Almond Cookies! They are Gluten Free and Vegan too:


    I’m going to go have a spoonful of fig butter right now 😉


    • Mercedes
      Nov 12, 2011 @ 9:26 am

      There is so much to do with the Fig Butter! I hope you try the appetizer, it is so easy and delicious! I will have to give your cookies a try!


  4. Angie
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    This is so cool! Just now I had a little bit of goat cheese left so I added some fig butter and put it on a cracker. It tasted so good, I wondered who had found out about this before me. Lo and behold, I saw your recipe. I am so trying that when I get a chance. MMMM!


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