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Higos con Tetilla Asados

Baked figs with tetilla cheese

This recipe is courtesy of Omar Allibhoy from his cookbook Spanish Made Simple

Tetilla is a mild and creamy Spanish cheese that gets its name from its breast-like appearance (tetilla means “breast”). I use it in this recipe because melted tetilla is one of the most satisfying flavors, and because we all need a treat from time to time. Don’t forget, food feeds your soul! — Omar Allibhoy




  • 8 figs
  • 1
  • 7 Ounces
  • 1/2 Cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons sweet sherry wine, preferably Pedro Ximénez
  • Butter
  • Bread sticks, to serve


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Slice the figs in half and place them in a roasting tray with the cinnamon stick.

Break the cheese into pieces and spread it over the figs.

Sprinkle with the sugar and the sweet sherry wine. Finish with a knob of butter and bake for 15–20 minutes.

Have some bread sticks to hand and enjoy this simple but very serious treat.



For a really pretty dish, cut a cross in the top of each fig and open them out like flowers before cooking.


Recipes excerpted with permission from Spanish Made Simple by Omar Allibhoy, published by Quadrille, May 2017, RRP $24.99 hardcover.