I was shopping at Trader Joe's the other day when I came across fresh figs. The season for them is so short, as is the supply in Arizona, that I just had to get some.
What to do with them was easy. This month's Bon Appetit had an easy recipe for figs with goat cheese and peppered honey:
Combine honey and pepper and set aside. Cut stems from figs and make an "X" in the top (starting stem side up), stopping the knife blade 1/4" from the bottom. Spread each fig open and place a small ball (apprx 1 tsp) of goat cheese in the center. Drizzle with peppered honey and serve.