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Fig and Goat Cheese Polenta Bites

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Fig and Goat Cheese Polenta Bites

Created by Wendy at Fit-and-Frugal.com

Prep Time: 10
Total Time: 30

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped dried figs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 roll Ancient Harvest Polenta, sliced into 18 rounds
  • ¾ cup crumbled goat cheese*

Directions

  1. Combine figs, honey, and orange juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until liquid evaporates and figs are soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in walnuts and cool to room temperature.
  3. Preheat broiler. Lay polenta slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  4. Broil approximately 6-inches from heat 5 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. Top each slice with a heaping teaspoon of fig mixture and a sprinkle with goat cheese.
  6. Return to oven and broil a further 2-3 minutes, or until top of cheese is browned.

*For a vegan option, substitute goat cheese crumbles with cashew cream “cheese”:

Combine 1 cup pre-soaked raw cashews (soak in water for 4 hours to overnight) with ¼ cup water, one tablespoon fresh lemon juice, a clove garlic, and a pinch sea salt in a blender and blend until creamy. (Makes approximately 2 cups “cheese”, so you’ll have leftovers to enjoy!)

Servings: 18