Roasted Figs with Roquefort

Hey look – I found more figs!

Last fall, I ate at a wonderful restaurant in Rochester called Lento. I had an appetizer of roasted figs with blue cheese that was absolutely amazing. I knew right away that I would have to try recreating it at home, and have been searching for fresh figs ever since.

Over the winter I tried making these with dried figs, but it just wasn’t the same at all. Fresh figs are much sweeter and less “fig newton-y” than dried figs. They really don’t taste the same at all!

These are a fast, simple and elegant appetizer. They also make a great snack. Just be warned – they’re very addicting. I might have to go out and buy a fig tree…

Roasted Figs with Roquefort

  • 3 figs, halved
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 Tbs Roquefort (or other blue cheese), crumbled

Preheat oven to 350.

Arrange figs on a baking sheet with cut side up. Drizzle with honey. Roast for 5 minutes. Top with cheese crumbles and put back into the oven for another 1-2 minutes, or until cheese begins to soften.

Serves 2.


  1. These look amazing. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and assembly with us. Have a wonderful day…Mary

  2. what an excellent idea – I WILL be trying this – thanks

  3. Yum!!!! I love figs and cheese and they are even better together! (I like caramelizing figs and using brie… will have to try roquefort!)

  4. I have a lil fig tree and 2 growing will give it a try looks yummy

  5. I love fresh figs, I love stinky cheese. This is the perfect marraige for me!

  6. Those are some gorgeous looking figs and I love the pairing with the blue cheese and honey–yum!

  7. A match made in heaven. And what a beautiful photo!

  8. Pretty soon your figs here in France will be on the market…this will be perfect for those late summer lunches!!

  9. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    What a great combo – figs and Roquefort! Fabulous!

  10. What lovely fig appetizers! Yummie!

  11. Oooh this looks awesome, I love me some stinky cheeses. thanks for posting! :-)

  12. lol, I was just searching for a fig recipe and I stumbled on yours! I’m trying this out this weekend, I have a ton of figs to use up!


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