Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Goat Cheese Fig popsicles


I saw Figs at Trader Joe's and wanted to give them a try. We don't eat them that much in this country, they're more popular in the Mediterranean, although California is a big producer of them. I made this recipe a few times and discovered that figs are a very perishable fruit, growing mold very quickly!  If you're looking for an exotic recipe with a flavor you don't have very often, give these a try. The recipe originally called for 4.5 TB of honey but I cut that in half to save calories.

Ingredients
  • 10 black mission figs, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 TB of honey
  • 2.5 oz of soft goat cheese (abou¼ cup)
  • 2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ TB Yacon Syrup 
  • 2 TB of Ideal Sugar
    Directions

    1. Preheat the broiler.
    2. Lay the sliced figs cut side up on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle 1½ TB of the honey over the figs. Broil the figs for 8 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, whisk the goat cheese, Greek yogurt, remaining honey and other sweeteners in a medium bowl until completely smooth.
    4. When the figs are done, purée them in a food processor or blender until smooth.
    5. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 6 hours of overnight.


    Recipe source: snixykitchen

    Makes 6 popsicles
    147 cal, 12g protein, 16g sugar
    (without the honey if will only be 11g of natural sugar from the figs and yogurt)
     

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