So many figs, so little time! Fresh figs have a pretty short season at stores here in the midwest, so when I found them last week, I picked up loads of them! The best thing about fresh, tender mission figs is that they are great in all sorts of savory and sweet recipes.
This roasted fig dish is a simple but sophisticated appetizer with melty blue cheese, sweet caramelized figs and a drizzle of honey. It’s the perfect transition from rosé, watermelon and summer pops to roasted, hearty faIl flavors.
Save yourself some happy hour stress, prep everything in the baking dish up to 4 hours ahead and store it in the fridge before popping it into the oven when friends arrive.
Roasted Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey
These roasted figs are a simple but sophisticated appetizer with blue cheese, sweetened with honey and served over toasted french bread.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 6 Servings
- 10 ripe, fresh black mission figs, trimmed, sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 1 ounce)
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 springs fresh rosemary
- French bread slices or crackers for serving
- Heat the oven to 350°F. Layer the figs in a medium baking dish, sprinkle with blue cheese, walnuts and drizzle with honey.
- Tuck the rosemary sprigs on the sides of the baking dish. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the figs are softened slightly and fragrant.
- Serve with toasted french bread.
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 116
- Sugar: 19g
- Sodium: 67mg
- Fat: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 22g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 2g
- Cholesterol: 4mg