Figs, blue cheese and walnuts soar in this wine-friendly appetizer. Invite a few friends to drop by, then assemble this super simple hors d’oeuvre with juicy California figs, creamy blue cheese, toasted walnuts and a drizzle of honey. It’s an easy app that’s ready in five minutes, max. Pair with California Cabernet Sauvignon or California Chardonnay. Recipe and images courtesy of CA Grown.
- 8 fresh California figs, halved
- ¼ pound (125 g) blue cheese, such as Point Reyes Farmstead Original Blue or Bay Blue
- ½ pound (250 g) walnuts, toasted and chopped
- Honey for drizzling
Cut the figs in half. Cut a small slice off the curved side so the figs stay stable. Place the figs on a serving plate and top each fig with a nugget of blue cheese. Sprinkle generously with the walnuts. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.