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Figs and Gorgonzola

These figs and gorgonzola bites are a wonderful, no-cook appetizer that can be put together in a jiffy!  You will be amazed at how quickly they will be devoured.   They can be prepared in advance, refrigerated and brought to room temperature a few minutes before serving.

Figs are not overly sweet and have a crunchy texture due to the seeds but they are also very delicate and should be used soon after purchase.  That is not a problem at my house as Don and I love to just munch them.   They also have a short season and won’t be in the markets past September, so get them while you can…:)  

To make these yummy appetizers I used some big Brown Turkey figs that had reached a perfect stage of sweetness then I combined added crumbles and pieces of  a good quality gorgonzola cheese.  So simple, yet so good!  A little garnish of fresh thyme and, Bam! they are ready to serve.

 I recently posted, Roasted Figs in Goat Cheese Custard that is a wonderful, creamy dessert, Don made fast work of two in one sitting.   He also loves my homemade fig jam on his morning toast.

This recipe is such a simple appetizer to serve, the creaminess of the gorgonzola cheese compliments the sweetness and crunch of the figs.  If you like figs and you like gorgonzola I do believe you will enjoy these appetizers. 

Figs and Gorgonzola
Figs and Gorgonzola
Figs and Gorgonzola
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Figs and Gorgonzola

Figs and Gorgonzola

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Figs and Gorgonzola makes a simple, yet delicious appetizer. The sweetness and crunch of the seeds in the figs is complimented with the creamy gorgonzola cheese.

Ingredients

  • 10 fresh ripe figs, any kind will do
  • 5 ounces good gorgonzola cheese
  • sprigs of fresh thyme for garnish

Instructions

  1. Rinse figs under cool water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut them in half and place on a serving plate.
  2. Crumble or slice gorgonzola and slightly press into each fig.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and serve.

Notes

These can be prepared in advance and refrigerated, remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Pat Nyswonger

Pat is a wife, mom of four adult children, and grandmother to seventeen beautiful children. She is a self-taught home cook and loves creating delicious meals for her family and friends. Her kitchen is the hub of activity in her home, and she loves to entertain.

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