Baked Fig Pops with Blue Cheese and Candied Almonds Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 67
Daily Value: 3%
Servings: 20

Balanced, Low-Sodium
Low-Fat-Abs, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Fat2g4%
Saturated1g6%
Trans0g0%
Carbs10g3%
Fiber1g4%
Sugars9g0%
Protein2g3%
Cholesterol4mg1%
Sodium80mg3%
Calcium43mg4%
Magnesium10mg2%
Potassium85mg2%
Iron0mg1%
Zinc0mg2%
Vitamin A79IU2%
Vitamin C1mg1%
Thiamin (B1)0mg1%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg3%
Niacin (B3)0mg1%
Vitamin B60mg2%
Folic Acid (B9)4µg1%
Vitamin B120µg1%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E0mg2%
Vitamin K1µg2%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated1g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0g0%
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California Almonds

"This is a different variation of my cheese tray in a bite  fruit, cheese, nuts in one mouthful  heaven. For slightly heartier fare, throw them on a thin crostini, pushing the figs down slightly so they don’t roll away onto your cocktail party neighbour’s fancy shoes! For a fabulous alternative, feel free to try sliced pears on a crostini instead of figs, as shown in this photo."

— Trish Magwood, author of James Beard Award-winning cookbook Dish Entertains

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole almonds, roughly chopped
  • 10 fresh figs
  • 1/4 pound good-quality blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Crostini, for serving

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small nonstick fry pan over medium heat, cook the sugar until it turns to liquid.  Add the chopped almonds and carefully stir until coated. Allow the nuts to cook and candy, about 5 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat. When cool enough to handle, remove the nuts to a board.

Cut each fig in 1/2, then cut a small slice off the side of each fig so it will lie flat, cut side up. Arrange the figs, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Top each fig 1/2 with a piece of blue cheese. Break a small piece of the candied almonds and put on top.

Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Immediately drizzle each fig with a little honey and serve warm. Serve figs by themselves or topped on crostini.

Recipe Details

Servings: 20

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