Fruity Figs and Blue Cheese Starter

It is the season for figs. When you think of classic accompaniments to figs, your mind will often wonder to the sweeter tastes, such as honey, orange zest, toasted almonds and cream. But I have found that fig and blue cheese is an excellent combination, if a bit unusual. The sweetness of the figs compliments the salty, tart and creamy taste of the blue cheese so well. It’s a match that makes a perfect harmony.

This is a perfect little starter to impress your guests and whet their appetite for the meal that’s still to come. And a bonus, it’s very quick and easy to make, with little washing up, allowing you to focus on the main dishes and desserts.

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All ready to go and it took me 5 minutes to prepare.

 

Yields: 4

Time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients

4 figs

4 slices of whole meal bread

120g gorgonzola or any other blue cheese

Olive oil

 

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200C.
  2. Use 4 small 7cm oven proof dishes and cut the cread to fir the base of each bowl.
  3. Pour a small amount of olive oil over the bread.
  4. Cut the figs in half and remove the stems and the bottoms. Place facing up on top of the bread
  5. Cut up the blue cheese and place on top of the figs. Pour a little more oil over the top.
  6. Place in the oven and cook for 25 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the figs are soft.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!
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Look at all that melted cheese and hot figs! Ohh I just want to eat it!

 

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