Baked Feta Dip with Fig Preserves Recipe

A taste party awaits with creamy feta cheese, sweet fig preserves, and crunchy pecans in this appetiser! Try different nuts or preserves!


– 14 to 16 ounces block feta cheese * – 3 Tbsp avocado oil – ½ tsp dried oregano or dried parsley – 1 pinch black pepper – 1/2 cup fig preserve – ½ cup raw pecans chopped – 1/2 tsp fresh thyme optional


Preheat oven to 400 F. Heat pecans in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until toasted and crunchy, about 1 to 3 minutes. 

Step 1

Move the pecans from the stove to a bowl or measuring cup immediately. Mix fig preserves and nuts.

Step 2

Unpackage the feta blocks and place them in a small oven-safe dish. Choose a small casserole dish. After coating the feta blocks with avocado oil, add dried oregano and black pepper.

Step 3

Bake feta at 400 for 20–25 minutes until golden brown, then remove. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Mix the feta with a spoon in the dip dish until creamy. 

Step 4

Add the fig spread and pecans to the feta and bake for 12–17 minutes at 350 until the topping is hot and the cheese is bubbly.

Step 5

Tell guests that feta dip is hot after removing it from the oven and placing it on a trivet, kitchen towel, or baking sheet. Top the hot dip with fresh thyme.

Step 6

Serve toasted baguette, pita bread, or crackers with baked feta dip.

Step 7

See Also

See Also

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