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Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Sandwiches

Fresh figs, goat cheese, and golden-brown onions on a sandwich -- who knew?

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  • Servings: 4
Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Sandwiches

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh goat cheese (3 1/2 ounces), room temperature
  • 8 thick slices country bread
  • 1/2 pound ripe fresh figs (about 8), stemmed and thinly sliced


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover; cook until onions are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes more (if skillet begins to darken, add cup water).

  2. Dividing evenly, spread cheese on 4 bread slices. Top with onions and figs; sandwich with remaining bread.

Cook's Note

The prettiest fresh figs aren't always the tastiest. Perfectly ripe figs, which are plump and tender (but never mushy), are often slightly cracked, with a bit of "honey" forming at the stem. They're highly perishable, so use them right away, or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

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