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fig walnut goat cheese topped sweet potato

Fig, Walnut, & Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Rounds

Michele Pesula Kuegler
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 24 rounds


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar optional
  • 1/3 cup diced dried mission figs about 6 whole
  • 1 1- pound sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Black pepper optional


  • Steep tea bag in boiling water for 4 minutes.
  • Remove tea bag, add sugar, and stir to dissolve.
  • Add diced figs to tea, and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Slice potatoes widthwise into ¼” round slices.
  • Lightly brush both sides with olive oil and place on foil-lined baking sheet
  • Bake for 12 minutes; flip and season with salt.
  • Bake for 12 more minutes.
  • After 30 minutes strain tea, saving figs and discarding (or drinking) the tea.
  • Combine goat cheese and figs in a small bowl, stirring well.
  • Top sweet potato rounds with a small scoop of goat cheese mixture, and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle with walnuts, and season with black pepper, if desired.


The sugar adds a small amount of sweetness to the figs but can be omitted.
For those who prefer even more sweetness, the finished product can be topped with a drizzle of honey.
Keyword sweet potatoes