Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios
is a soft cheese made from strained yogurt. It is easy to make at home by
simply adding a bit of salt and straining the excess whey with the help of a
strainer and some cheesecloth or other porous fabric.
Tip: If you don’t have time to prepare the labneh for this recipe, you can substitute goat cheese or even cream cheese for a less tangy alternative.
Prep time: 10 minutes + time to
strain labneh (1-2 days)
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
2 c. whole-fat plain yogurt
½ t. salt
8 large ripe figs, cut in half lengthwise
3 T. local honey, divided
¼ c. pistachios, chopped
1. To make the labneh, combine yogurt and salt in a small
bowl and stir until blended. Line a metal strainer with several layers of
cheesecloth and position strainer over a large, deep bowl.
2. Transfer yogurt mixture to the lined strainer and
cover. Place in the refrigerator to drain for 1-2 days. (The longer the yogurt
is strained, the firmer the labneh will become).
3. To prepare roasted figs, pre-heat oven to 350°F and
line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking sheet.
Arrange sliced figs on baking sheet, cut side up, and drizzle with some
4. Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and roast for
30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes.