Rosh hashanah has apples and honey. Chanukah has latkes. Passover has matzo. Shavuot has blintzes.
What foods does sukkot have associated with it?
Sukkot falls at the time of the year when foods tend to be harvested. Some people believe that foods which are stuffed represent a bountiful harvest.
I found a great recipe to symbolize the bounty of the harvest.
Stuffed figs with goat cheese
Ingredients: 12 figs, 4 oz. soft goat cheese, 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper, 1/4 cup date honey or regular honey.
Make a batch of date honey in advance of this recipe for best flavor.
Preheat oven to broil. Trim off stems of figs and cut an X in the top of each fig 1/3 way through. Place the figs on a greased parchment.
Place the goat cheese in a plastic bag and massage with warm hand until softened. Cut a tip off on e of the bottom corners of the bag and pipe the cheese into each fig, dividing the 4 oz. cheese evenly between the 12 figs.
Lightly brush the figs with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and a generous amount of pepper.
Broil the figs for about 4 minutes or until you can see little brown bits on the goat cheese.
Remove the figs from the oven and drizzle with warm date honey.
Serve at room temperature