Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Warm Figs with Gorgonzola and Honey

As many of you know, the simplest things in life are often the best things in life. Many times, preparing wonderful simple ingredients all together will make a sublime dish. I think of potatoes au gratin, a grilled cheese sandwich, a BLT or a bowl of popcorn with melted butter and sea salt that was just popped in a cast iron pot. The list could go on for days, but you get the concept.

Today is actually our 13th wedding anniversary. It is hard to imagine how fast time goes by until you celebrate a milestone such as a birthday or anniversary. I think that we just get busy with our day to day lives and time drifts by. My hubby actually had a meeting to attend tonight which he is this volunteer organization’s leader and needed to attend. We did celebrate on Saturday night by dining out on the town and had an amazing time.

I am planning on opening a bottle of wonderful champagne to celebrate with my honey when he arrives home. We typically buy little presents for each other and half the fun is seeing the expression on my hubby’s eyes when he opens it. I think he will enjoy the gifts I bought for him. I found a very nice bottle of scotch since that is his favorite. Shhhhhh – don’t tell so the surprise is ruined – wink- wink.

Since dinner was included as part of the meeting, I thought a simple dessert along with the champagne would be a nice touch. With figs are in season, why not make a simple dessert with gorgonzola cheese and honey. The combination is sweet, salty and savory all at the same time. With a sip of champagne, it doesn’t get much better.

Warm Figs with Gorgonzola and Honey

Fresh Black Mission Figs – Cut into quarters
Gorgonzola Cheese

Cut as many figs as desired into quarters. Place onto a baking sheet and place a few crumbles of gorgonzola cheese on top of each quarter. Place under the broiler for about 2 to 3 minutes until cheese begins to melt. Remove and drizzle with honey and serve.


  1. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful dessert to enjoy together with a glass of champagne to celebrate. Yummy!

  2. Happy Anniversary Lisa;-)
    The figs look good at the market this week but I have to say they look better here warmed up with Gorgonzola and honey!

  3. Happy Anniversary and many more to come.

    You prepared these figs well. Simple and delcious. They will go well with your champagne.

  4. So true that the best things in life are often the simplest ones, this snack included. I love figs and will be trying this one.
    Happy anniversary!

  5. Happy Anniversary, wishing you many more. I'm sure if you keep feeding your husband like this he will never leave. I still have figs and could always use a new way to fix them. Hoping you have a wonderful weekend. No baking for me, just relaxing the hubs is going hunting.

  6. Happy Anniversary!
    Figs and blue cheese are great together.


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