Ready-made flatbread smothered with creamy mascarpone cheese, tangy goat cheese, and sweet honey drizzle. If you're looking for a simple, flavorful and quick recipe these Honey fig and goat cheese flatbread are the one!
It's here, it's quick and it's delicious! Can I get an amen?!
Holiday hustle and bustle got you down? Or maybe not down, just running around like you've got a Santa size to-do list and all the elves are on strike? You, my darling, are not alone.
There is so much to do in the coming weeks to prepare for the holidays - to make the most of 'the most wonderful time of the year' - let's make just one thing easier, shall we?
(Okay, but for real, can we meet the elves' demands because I could really use the help.)
You know why I like to think this is the most wonderful time of the year? Because it is filled with all the most delicious things to eat and drink and you get to go shopping and make other people happy and maybe, sometimes, get a trinket for yourself (thanks cyber Monday) and nothing has calories.
But just because we want something to be quick doesn't mean that it has to taste that way, and while lots of things taste good from the Instant Pot we can't use it for every meal. So I'd like you to say hello to your handy little appetizer or dinnertime helper - Honey Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread.
Or really any of the HTP flatbreads. I have a small addiction.
This brie and cranberry flatbread is the most popular recipe from the blog, so if you're not making this recipe you should definitely try that seasonal beauty. To join the ranks we've got cranberry basil + burrata flatbread deliciousness and a summer flatbread you should pin for later.
Why do we love them? Because they're easy, they travel well, and they bake up super quick. Even better, how 'bout this...
Tips for flatbread making
When you're going all out in the kitchen doing your holiday baking or weekly meal prep, you can prep these flatbreads in advance, plastic wrap them, freeze them, then thaw and bake when you need them. Whether that's the holiday pot luck you forgot about or Monday night's dinner you have to make in record time.
Another tip is to bring your mascarpone to room temperature first. This makes it super soft for easy spreading using the back of the spoon.
If experimenting with your own flatbread creations, use leftover cheese for holiday cheeseboards to get those flatbreads ooey gooey.
When it comes to baking...you can bake these flatbreads directly on the racks for a super crispy bottom, but the figs do get a little juicy and may slide off the flatbread onto the bottom of the oven. Speaking from experience, I'd recommend using a sheet pan (these are my favorite) just in case.
It's the season for fresh figs so let's enjoy them! If you made this recipe be sure to let me know in the comments. If you came up with your own flatbread goodness, tell me about that too!
Honey Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread
- 2 rectangluar na'an style flatbreads (I like the Stonefire brand)
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese (room temperature)
- 6 fresh figs (stems removed and sliced)
- 2 ounces goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons honey
- optional: 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Using the back of the spoon spread half the container of mascarpone on each flatbread. Top each flatbread with sliced figs and pieces of goat cheese scattered all over.
- Transfer flatbreads to a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until cheese is soft and gooey.
- Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey. Top with sprigs of thyme and cut, using a pizza cutter, into 6 slices.
- These flatbreads can be assembled in advanced, frozen and baked after thawing.
Hi. Love the sound of this. But if figs aren’t in season can you substitute dried dates or dried figs...??
Dried figs would be a good substitute, just a little sweeter!