Fig Season... Favorite Season

Okay this little fruit is incredibly underrated.  Not only are they simply stunning, they are unbelievably tasty alone, and when paired with a little goat cheese, and agave nectar.  Like dangerously delicious.  You could eat this for breakfast, as an appetizer or for dessert... basically what I'm trying to say is, as long as figs are in season, I'll be making these tasty little morsels non-stop.  

Also an amazing fact about these little guys is they are actually an entire inflorescence of a flower, meaning that it is the seeds, stem, body and the leaves of a flower all curled up inside what we think of as the 'fruit' fig.  God's creation is pretty amazing, right down to the way he designed the fig.     

To Make:  Cut a loaf of french bread and lightly spread unflavored goat cheese over.  Cut the figs into thin slices and layer on top of the bread and goat cheese.  Broil in the oven at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes, but keep an eye out the entire time they are cooking because they burn easily.  Once lightly crisped, remove from oven and lightly drizzle blue agave nectar on top for a sweet, full finish.