Turn the grill (broiler) on to medium-high (about ¾ of the way up).
Halve the figs and lay them on their backs on a baking tray.
Slice up 8 pieces of brie, about an inch (2.5 cm) thick. Set aside. Get rid of the rind if you prefer. As you can see, I've left it. Getting rid of the brie skin will allow the whole cheese to melt completely, which may result in most of it on the baking pan.
Top each fig half with a teaspoonful of bacon jam.
Top all the figs with a brie slice each.
Place the fig filled baking tray under the grill for just 2-3 minutes until the brie is melting. Serve as they are on the baking tray, or transfer to a prettier dish. The figs will cool down pretty quickly and will be fine served at room temperature.