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Before you all jump down my throat, yes, I do realize that this recipe sounds like it could be on the cover of Gourmet magazine instead of being the “recipe of the day” for weelicious, but when I made these for Kenya, he actually let out one of the bigger “mmm’s” I’ve ever heard him utter when trying one of my new recipes. When I get a big “mmm,” that generally means he really loves something. This particular “mmm” was the biggest I’d heard in a long time, so, trust me, you may have more success with this dish than you think. Kenya’s eyes lit up when he saw me placing the entire fig on his plate and serving a drip of balsamic vinegar for him to dip it in (although this added ingredient isn’t necessary, just fun).
Fresh figs are luscious, chewy, rich and textured, but when they’re roasted they become uber sweet. The best surprise for your little one will be the tiny piece of cheese inside the fig which melts and turns this into such a heavenly treat. I love using gorgonzola cheese, but you could also try other types of blue cheese, taleggio or anything else that sounds good to you.
Also, if you want wanted to give this to a baby under the age of one, you could roast the figs without the cheese in the same way and puree the roast fig. Now that’s really gourmet puree.
Bon Appetite!

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Roast Figs with Gorgonzola

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 6 Fresh Figs, make sure they’re soft and ripe (I used mission figs, but most variety will be perfect)
  • 1 Tbsp Gorgonzola Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar (for dipping if you think your little one would like it)

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    Nutrition

    Sodium: 20mg | Sugar: 11g | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 70kcal | Fat: 3g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 12g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. I do not like gorgonzola or blue cheese. What would be the best substitute that would maintain the flavor without the “sour” taste of those cheeses? I was thinking of Feta?

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