Baked Fig Pops with Blue Cheese and Candied Almonds

Baked Fig Pops with Blue Cheese and Candied Almonds
Staff Writer

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


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, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 2g 4%
  • Carbs 10g 3%
  • Saturated 1g 6%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 2g 3%
  • Cholesterol 4mg 1%
  • Sodium 65mg 3%
  • Calcium 43mg 4%
  • Magnesium 10mg 2%
  • Potassium 85mg 2%
  • Iron 0mg 1%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 33mg 5%
  • Vitamin A 13µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 1%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 3%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 2%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 2%
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