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.