Are you in search of the perfect dinner party appetizer? Well look no further, because this recipe for baked feta covered with fig-thyme compote is simple, delicious and definitely a crowd pleaser.

1 cup of dried figs, quartered
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of honey
3 springs of fresh time, plus extra for garnish
8 ounce block of brined feta cheese, drained and blotted dry
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Toasted baguette or crackers

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

In a pan over medium-high heat, combine the figs, water, honey and thyme and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Using a spoon remove the figs to a bowl. Boil the remaining syrup until it reduces to about 1/4 cup. Discard the thyme sprigs and then pour syrup over figs.

Meanwhile, rub olive oil over all surfaces of the feta and place the cheese in a small oven-proof dish. Bake for 15 minutes, until warm and quite soft, but not melted.

Spoon about 1/3 of the compote over the feta and garnish with fresh thyme springs and serve with toast or crackers. Cover and save the remaining compote in the refrigerator for future appetizers!


Serve with a glass of wine and enjoy with friends!
XO, Stef

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