Roasted Fresh Figs with Gorgonzola


12 ripe Figs
1 1/2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup Gorgonzola
1/3 cup Good-quality honey
4 pinches finely chopped fresh Rosemary leaves


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Using a paring knife, carefully trim any tough portion of the stems from each fig. Rub each fig all over with extra-virgin olive oil, then slice down through the stem about 3/4 inches. Make a second cut perpendicular to the first cut, so that you have an X-shaped cut in the top of each fig.

Gently pry the edges apart and stuff each fig with about 1 teaspoon of the Gorgonzola. Place the figs upright on a baking sheet and bake until the figs are plump and shiny but have not burst, about 10 minutes.

Drizzle equal amounts of the honey onto each of 4 serving plates and place the figs on top of the honey. Sprinkle each plate with a pinch of the chopped rosemary and some of the remaining Gorgonzola. Serve immediately.

How to Serve it Up

Square Dessert Plate
Appetizer and Dessert Plate
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