Transforming Sourdough Bread: Nectarine and Fig Open-Faced Sandwich

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I had the chance to create many different dishes this past summer, but this one is by far my favorite. I took advantage of what summer has to offer: Californian figs and nectarines, paired with balsamic glaze. The slightly tart balsamic glaze goes perfectly with the sweet figs and nectarines! This open-faced sandwich can be a quick snack or a light lunch for a busy day. Although it may look fancy, it is extremely easy to prepare. Please do yourself a favor and treat yourself.

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Goat-Cheese Stuffed Figs with Pistachios (Home)

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A twist on the classic and yummy goat-cheese stuffed dates, I used figs instead of dates to make this popular middle-eastern dish. The creaminess and tartness of the goat cheese contrasts the sweetness of the figs, and the herbs add an accent of color to the plate. I would recommend trying out different varieties of goat cheese with this recipe to see which one suits your taste since there are so many different types out there…but of course I used Trader Joe’s Herbed ChΓ¨vre! If you warm these up in the oven or on the stove top they taste even better πŸ™‚

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