This month brings the peak season for delectable figs. The unique taste of lemon figs--sweet with a little twang--anchors one of the best appetizers we've eaten. Serve them with a cool drink.
Lemon Figs With Pecans and Feta
Peel stem end back from 6 lemon figs. Slice each fig into quarters, cutting to--but not through--bottom, leaving figs intact. Place them on a foil-lined baking sheet; drizzle evenly with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Broil 6 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Sprinkle evenly with 2 Tbsp. chopped toasted pecans and 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Makes 6 servings. Prep: 10 min., Broil: 3 min.
- If you can't find lemon figs, look for Mission or Brown Turkey figs at your local grocery store or farmers market.