Dried fig pie with goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, honey and brown sugar


Today we bring you an amazing savoury plate: Dried fig pie with goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, honey and brown sugar. It's truly delicious!


Here in Higos el Pajarero we love to cook. We're always searching to create new sweet or savoury recipes that contribute to your diet and bring the nutrients you need.


This dried fig and goat cheese pie is perfect for autumn, easy to prepare and it contains very few ingredients. It's hard to imagine how all the ingredients combined can become this delicacy. Its flavor will surprise you.


What do you need for this pie?


  • 1 Short pastry
  • 12 dried figs El Pajarero
  • 1 Goat cheese roll
  • 200ml of cream
  • 100ml of balsamic vinegar
  • One spoonful of honey
  • 1 spoonful of brown sugar
  • Some rosemary leaves (it's better if they are fresh)


Let's make it!


First, bake the short pastry. Once in its mold, cut the remaining edges with a wooden utensil. To avoid it rising, and most of all so it stays even, we suggest that before putting it in the oven you place some baking paper over the pastry and cover it with chickpeas. The recommended temperature is 180 degrees celsius. Bake it for approximately 20 minutes. Although, this may vary depending on the pastry and the oven you are using. That's why it's important to keep an eye on it.


While the base for our pie is baking, cut 12 dried figs El Pajarero into half.

We suggest that for this recipe you rehydrate the figs. This is optional but recommendable.

An easy and fast way of doing it is once you've cut the figs in half, introduce them in hot water or even boil them for a short time. If you do it in your microwave in 2 or 3 minutes you will have the figs rehydrated and ready to be included in the recipe. If you have more time you can rehydrate them in cold water.


Once you have the figs ready, cut the goat cheese in medium slices and put them aside with the figs.

Meanwhile, beat two eggs and mix them with the 200 ml of cream. Add salt and pepper to your liking.

Cover the insides of the pastry with this mixture.

Afterwards, put the goat's cheese and the figs and bake them again at 180 degrees celcius for another 30 minutes approximately.


In the meantime, let's make the sauce. Add a spoonful of brown sugar, a spoonful of honey and 100 ml of balsamic vinegar into a small pan or saucepan, stir in low heat until dense.


Once we take the pie out of the oven, we can put the rosemary leaves (fresh or dried). Finally, we add the sauce of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and honey. It gives it the perfect touch.


What did you think? Dare to try it?

We're excited to try different variations of this pie, we're sure more ideas will come up. :-)


We hope you will add this recipe to your usual ones. Incorporating the benefits of dried figs in your plates will bring you many advantages. Here you can read more information.

We'll keep innovating to bring out the best recipes. In the meantime, here you'll find many of them, sweet or savory.


See you soon!


Salad with goat's cheese and dried figs El pajarero

The Pajarero figs variety are a kind of pear shaped fruit, with a red pulp full of edible seeds that have an unmistakable sweet flavor and a particular texture that make it a truly remarkable food. The singularity of these dried figs make it a very anticipated food, since its production is very seasonal, we can only enjoy figs for three months of the year. All fig varieties are  high in fiber, mineral, carbohydrates and vitamins which makes them an excellent supplement for a healthy, balanced diet.


Is using figs in the kitchen a novelty?

Dried figs El pajarero with roast chicken


The particular flavor of dried figs El Pajarero make them the perfect fruit. But besides eating them as they are, figs are the ideal ingredient for a plethora of culinary concoctions due to their versatility. Ancient civilizations appreciated figs for their unmistakable flavor  and used them as a key ingredient to elaborate a number of dishes. One of the most particular ones was using figs as a substitute for coffee, toasting and grinding them until they became dust that would be brewed like coffee.

Diverse uses of figs, unique and astounding dishes.

In general, it is believed that the most common use for figs is in desserts. However the truth is that more and more chefs are using them with meat, such as pork, cow and many kinds of birds combining the earthy flavor of meat with the sweet, natural flavor of dried figs


Dried figs El pajarero with cottage cheese and honey


Recently we visited Toni's kitchen, located in Sant Vicenç dels Horts, a restaurant that serves homemade food elaborated with fresh, local produce. Toni surprised us with his amazing culinary creations. We have been able to delight ourselves with two meals and two desserts which were finger licking delicious. The first one was a fresh salad with goat's cheese and dried figs in syrup. Afterwards, chicken Oporto with dried figs in syrup, sweetened with stevia.


Dried figs El pajarero with yoghurt and berry jam


But as we well know, figs are also used to create delicious desserts and Toni had prepared not one, but two. One of them was cottage cheese with honey and dried figs in syrup and the other was natural yogurt with figs and wildberry marmalade. The taste of the figs allows for culinary masterpieces for the palate. It was truly a pleasant experience for all senses. If you want to try delighting yourself with exclusive meals, you will most likely love Toni's kitchen!