Short & Sweet: Stuffed Figs


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Last weekend I came into a windfall. My neighbor’s Black Mission fig tree produced a share-worthy bounty and I was the benefactor!

I adore fresh figs. There’s something sensuous about the jam-like flavor and deep purple flesh of this seasonal fruit. These were so ripe and sweet that I decided to let them shine as a simple appetizer.

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This no-fuss recipe for Stuffed Figs pairs Black Mission figs with pungent blue cheese, toasted walnuts, and honey. The finished presentation is as beautiful as it is tasty.

 

Stuffed Black Mission Figs 

 *Suggested serving: 2 to 3 figs per person

 Ingredients:

  • ripe fresh Black Mission figs
  • good quality blue cheese (I used a soft-ripened Cambozola)
  • toasted walnut halves (purchase pre-toasted
  • honey

Directions:

1.  Gently rinse figs with water and pat dry. Remove the stem tip of each fig with a paring knife.

2.  Place each fig upright on its bottom end. Using a paring knife, make an “X” cut from the top down half way, creating an interior pocket.

3. Stuff each fig with a piece of blue cheese and a toasted walnut half.

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4. Drizzle with honey.

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5. Arrange on a serving platter and enjoy!

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Categories: Appetizers, Healthy Eating, Seasonal RecipesTags: , , , ,

3 comments

  1. OMG that sounds so! delicious!

    best gaye

    On 7/22/14, FARMINISTA’S FEAST with Karen Pavone

  2. How luscious – definitely want to make this little snack!

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