Whenever I see figs at the market, I always have to scoop some up since they're only in season for a short time. Although they are delicious all on their own, this recipe definitely brings out their amazing flavor - and wrapping things in bacon just makes everything better, right? I hope you try these out next time you buy figs, as they are sure to impress at any party you bring them to.
Bleu Cheese Stuffed Figs
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Sauté bacon on medium heat in a frying pan, flip the strips once the edges begin to curve, and remove when it is still undercooked. Score the tops of each fig with an “X”, about ½ inch deep, then stuff each fig with a small chunk of bleu cheese and chopped almonds. Wrap the stuffed figs with bacon and secure strip with a toothpick. Place the wrapped figs on a cookie sheet or other ovenproof plate, and cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Drizzle a little honey on the top, and serve them up!
16 black missing figs, cleaned and stems removed
4 ounces bleu cheese (Gorgonzola or goat cheese would be great as well!)
16 strips of all natural bacon¼ cup almonds, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons honey for drizzling