Earlier this week, my friends and I had nice fancy little Italian dinner. I made this spread, although it is pretty much cuisine neutral and would be great for a Spanish, American, or Italian table. It is great warm but it is still good once it cools down to room temperature.
Also, the pictures are going to be a treat today because my beautiful friend Heather happens to be an effing amazing photographer! I snap a simple little photo with my crappy 4.1 megapixel dinosaur of a camera. She took a lot of pictures and chose the best ones. So while this may be the easiest recipe I've posted, the pictures are going to be the best! Please visit her website to see some of her other work, including some crazy pictures of Yours Truly (and maybe even hire her for your next event!)
Carmelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Spread
1 Tbsp butter
1 small onion, thinly sliced or roughly chopped
1/2 C roughly chopped dried figs (6-8 whole)
1/4 C marsala wine (optional)
3 oz cream cheese
4-5 oz goat cheese
Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until golden brown and sweet. This will take about 15 minutes. Toss in figs and marsala. Cook together about 1 minute. Set aside.
Cream the cheeses together. Mix in onions and figs. Spread into a small baking dish.
Bake at 350 deg F for 10-15 minutes. Serve with bread or crackers.