Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey

Okay, it seems kind of stupid to call this a recipe, because this delectable treat is what it says it is – figs with blue cheese and honey. These three ingredients are fabulous on their own, but put them together and add heat, and you have some seriously sexy food.10641296_1458594031075830_4908217655261371049_n

Ingredients:

  • figs – two or maybe three per person, depending on the size of the figs. You don’t want enormous ones, but don’t get little tiny ones either. We used Mission figs because they inexplicably had some local organic ones at Raley’s that looked great.
  • blue cheese – maybe a half teaspoon per fig, again, depends on the figs.
  • honey – just a little for drizzling on top. Don’t use crappy honey. We were lucky to have been gifted some amazing gallberry honey from Georgia. Use whatever you have that is best.

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Wash and dry the figs. With a sharp knife, trim off the stem and cut an X across the top of the fig, about halfway down the fig.cut fig
  3. Give the fig a little squeeze and stuff a generous pinch of blue cheese into the cavity.
  4. Place the figs into a baking dish (we used a pie pan) and drizzle a little bit of honey on top.
  5. Put the dish in the oven and cook the figs until the cheese is all melty and the figs are soft, about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Take the dish out and LET THE FIGS COOL for a few minutes, then gobble them up. There will be a lot of oohing and aahing and ecstatic eye-rolling. It’s kind of a R-rated¬†experience, so don’t invite any children.

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