Baked Fig Pops with Blue Cheese and Candied Almonds

California Almonds


  • 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

"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


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.


Calories per serving:

67 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 49g 76%
  • Carbs 207g 69%
  • Saturated 23g 113%
  • Fiber 18g 74%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 185g
  • Monounsaturated 19g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 35g 69%
  • Cholesterol 85mg 28%
  • Sodium 1,308mg 54%
  • Calcium 861mg 86%
  • Magnesium 195mg 49%
  • Potassium 1,709mg 49%
  • Iron 4mg 20%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 659mg 94%
  • Vitamin A 260µg 29%
  • Vitamin C 10mg 17%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 26%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 63%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 41%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 86µg 21%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 23%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 43%
  • Vitamin K 26µg 33%
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