Caramelized Fig and Blue Cheese Canapés

Yield: 12 appetizers

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The light caramelization that is created on the tender figs by brushing them with balsamic vinegar and tucking them under the broiler is key to this dish and truly delicious. Pair that with the zesty bite of blue cheese and you will be enraptured!

Ingredients

Preparation

Combine the 2 cheeses and set aside.

Preheat broiler to high.

Cut the stem end off the figs and cut each fig into 3 slices lengthwise. Lay the slices out on a sheet pan. Brush with the balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper. Broil until bubbly, about 1 to 2 minutes. Don't over cook.

Spoon or pipe the cheese mixture onto the baguette slices and top each with 3 slices of fig. Sprinkle with orange zest and garnish with thyme sprigs.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "New Day Northwest" show, which aired August 18, 2010.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

More about: blue cheese, cheese, figs, fruit

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