Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios


4 – 6

Ready In:

45 minutes

Prep time:

10 minutes + time to strain labneh (1-2 days)

Cook time:

30 – 35 minutes


About this Recipe

By: Linda Eads

Labneh is a soft cheese made from strained yogurt. It is easy to make at home by simply adding a bit of salt and straining the excess whey with the help of a strainer and some cheesecloth or other porous fabric. It take a few days, so prepare the cheese ahead of time.

Tip: If you don’t have time to prepare the labneh for this recipe, you can substitute goat cheese or even cream cheese for a less tangy alternative.




  • 2 C. whole-fat plain yogurt
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • cheesecloth
  • 8 large ripe figs, cut in half lengthwise
  • 3 Tbsp. local honey, divided
  • ¼ C. pistachios, chopped


Additional equipment:

Bowl to let the cheese drain.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

To make the labneh, combine yogurt and salt in a small bowl and stir until blended. Line a metal strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and position strainer over a large, deep bowl.

Step 2

Transfer yogurt mixture to the lined strainer and cover. Place in the refrigerator to drain for 1-2 days.

(The longer the yogurt is strained, the firmer the labneh will become).

Step 3

To prepare roasted figs, pre-heat oven to 350°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking sheet. Arrange sliced figs on baking sheet, cut side up, and drizzle with some honey. 

Step 4

Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes.

Step 5

Top each roasted fig with a spoonful of fresh labneh and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios. Drizzle with some local honey and serve immediately.


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