You know that episode of Sex and the City where Berger breaks up with Carrie on a post-it?

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“I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.”

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???

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Yeah. That one.

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Well, I sorta figure that you’re gonna give me one of those today. Like you want to slap one right on my forehead. Because if you haven’t noticed, I put CHEESE IN YOUR DESSERT. More specifically, blue cheese… which like more than half of the population despises. Or something like that. I have no idea and I just made that number up and I’m terrible at math soooo… if you’re one of them, I think you could add another cheese like goat or feta or something fabulous.

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Luckily I’m not a part of the blue cheese hating group. And I also lovelovelove figs. Were talking… major love here. But I live in Pittsburgh… and I might get um, five good fresh figs a year? And that’s a stretch. So what am I to do when I get fresh figs? Coat them in sugar and cover them in cheese and crisp and bake until bubbly and warm and delicious. And then just eat spoonful after spoonful after spoonful.

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How do we feel about this? Can we get behind it? Can we get over you’re concern of me being the girl who constantly references Sex and the City, to which I would say your concern is spot on? I think we can. Post-it and all.

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Brown Sugar Fig and Gorgonzola Crisp

Yield: serves 2-4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

10 figs, quartered and chopped into pieces

2 tablespoons loosely packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

4 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled + more for topping if you wish

crisp

2/3 cups old-fashioned oats

2/3 cups loosely packed brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Add figs to a baking dish (I used a 9-inch pie plate) and sprinkling with brown sugar, salt and cinnamon, then toss to coat. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon, mixing to combine. Add in butter and using your hands, crumble it into the oat mixture, bringing it together until crumbly. I used my hands to toss together and mixed for a good 2-3 minutes, until everything was equally mixed.

Add crumbled gorgonzola over figs, then add crisp mixture over top. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until crisp is golden and fruit is bubbly. Serve immediately, with extra gorgonzola if desired.

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If you think this is crazy, yesterday I ate a smoked blue cheese chocolate truffle. Best day of my life.

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111 Responses to “Brown Sugar Fig and Gorgonzola Crisp.”

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    Ally Kammel — August 17, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    smoked blue cheese chocolate truffle??! What does that even mean??

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — August 17, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    Classic S&TC episode. Every time I see that actor in a new movie or TV show I can’t help but think “POST IT BREAK UP GUY!!”

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    Arthur in the Garden! — August 17, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    Very nice and perfect timming since the figs on my fig trees are begining to ripen!

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    Rachel — August 17, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    I saw that Instagram picture of the truffle yesterday, then got in trouble at work for licking my iPhone.

    It.was.worth.it!

    food-hugs.com

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    • Mary Beth Albrechtsen — August 17th, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

      That’s hilarious!

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    luv what you do — August 17, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    That is one of my favorite episodes! I love when she slaps the post it against the inside of the cop car…I laugh just thinking about it! Those figs look incredible!

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — August 17, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

    excuse me while i try to control my drooling :) haha

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    Stacy Roberts — August 18, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    Cheese and oats are not Paleo ???????

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    • Jessica — August 19th, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

      I never said they were Paleo?

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    Uk Hils — August 18, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    Hi Jessica
    As usual lovely recipes!
    Do you by any slim chance have a recipe for chocolate peanut stacks???
    Like a brownie on the base then a layer of creamy peanuty filling with crunchy bits that felt like crisped rice but much smaller then another brownie layer and finished on top with thick caramel and choc chunks and salted peanuts? I think…

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    • Jessica — August 19th, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

      I don’t have a recipe like that, but it sounds delicious!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 18, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    This is so unique!! Love this idea!

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    Michaela — August 18, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    OF COURSE I remember that episode!! I was watching SATC the other day, and felt that after some more years of experience, the content of the show applies even more to me, haha.
    Cheese desserts are the best. Do you know fig mustard?? THE BEST!

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    • Jessica — August 19th, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

      Fig MUSTARD? I love mustard. I must find this.

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 18, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    I think cheese goes perfectly in dessert :)

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    JulieD — August 18, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    Love, love this!!! I’m supposed to get some figs here soon and I want to make a dessert…will have to try this!!

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    Diana — August 18, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Figs are my absolute favorite fruit! I’ll have to definitely try this dessert. It looks so decadent and I have a pile of fresh figs waiting for me!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — August 18, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    I saw the title of this post and thought no way, jess has lost it this time. Then I kept reading, and looking at the pretty pictures, and now I think I need to make this immediately.

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    Julia — August 18, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    I love this, I’ll probably swap out the blue for some goat cheese. Amazing!!!!!!

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    Cupcake and Talk — August 18, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    I so want to try this. I love figs. I am not with you on the blue cheese, but I’ll substitute it with one of the other options you give. Thank you for the recipe.

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    Nicky — August 18, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    This looks pretty durn good. *It really is a shame that more people don’t like blue cheese.* Out of the five of us in my family, only my two brothers can’t stand it.

    More for me, though. ;}

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    HeatherChristo — August 18, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    I have a gigantic fig tree in my back yard that cranks out 50 pounds a figs a summer. I can never figure out what to do with all of them- but this is gorgeous!

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    • Jessica — August 19th, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

      So jealous.

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    SueAnn — August 18, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    I love figs! Looks like a wonderful recipe! I can’t figure out how to save my figs from the critters; as soon as I see them on the tree, they disappear!

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    Eleni — August 18, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    Oh my goodness! I made this today. I live in Greece so happened to have 10 figs lying around in my fridge. It was worth having the oven on in over 30C heat! It is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you thank you :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 18, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    I’m not going to hate you for this but I am sad that it’s almost 12am and I can’t make it…sigh.

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    Danielle — August 19, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    I think I might try this with a honey goat cheese they sell at Trader Joe’s (figs and goat cheese and honey??? MMMMM).

    Also delicious (while we’re on the topic of fruit and cheese): grapefruit with gorgonzola. One of my favorite snacks; if you like grapefruit, try it. Probably good with oranges too.

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    Elle Johns — August 19, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    OMG that looks outta this world delicious!!!!!! I will have to try it!!

    xoxo, Elle

    http://www.thehighfeather.com 

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    Sues — August 19, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Cheese in dessert is MORE THAN OK with me. Like a lot more than OK. Like, more cheese, please?

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    Mollie @ Sprinkles of Life — August 19, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

    Yum! This looks awesome! Def going to try– well, once I gt my hands on some fresh figs!

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    MikeVFMK — August 19, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    If I knew you in person I would tell you to go to hell. But only because this looks so f***ing good. Can you say that word any more? If this was on HBO I could. Fuck. This looks good! Or as Bev would say, “smash this on my face.”

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    Moni Meals — August 20, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    I have to make this Jessica. It reminds me of Napa Valley and all the amazing flavors. Great recipe. :-)

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    sara — August 20, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    This looks lovely! The figs and blue cheese look wonderful together…I’ve seen them paired on a cheese plate, but never in a crisp…what a creative and delicious idea!

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    dervla @ The Curator — August 20, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    wow is all i can say for this … fresh figs are a recent discovery for me…buying them every time i see them now!

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    The Food Hound — August 20, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Haha, I love your blog! Just found it from your feature on Food Buzz- congrats! I have seen every single SATC episode about a million times and I totally hated the Berger era. Worst TV relationship ever. And I admit I hate bleu cheese, but this recipe is totally a feast for the eyes. The Booze Hound would go nuts. Thanks!!

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    Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes — August 21, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    I can’t tell if I love you or hate you for posting this. I can’t wait to try..

    Side note: I actually JUST saw Berger in Chicago. He was filming a new movie, Drinking Buddies, with Olivia Wilde in the Wicker Park area. I was too starstruck to take a picture. Maybe I’ll have to make this crisp to ease my woes about that…

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    Patti @ Bakeify blog — August 21, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    I am the other half of the population that despises blue cheese, but this sounds heavenly with some goat cheese. And sorry, but I’m one of those with a fig tree – or rather my MIL has it. Close enough because she doesn’t use them. Always looking for things to do with them!! So thanks!! :-)

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    Beatrice — August 22, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    I see you used green figs. Can I use black ones, is there a difference?Thanks

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    Jenny @ BAKE — August 23, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    usually I would be whipping out the post-its but a few weeks ago I tried a fig and blue cheese chocolate and it was incredible! I bet this dessert is even better!

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    Katie — August 25, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    What a treat! I’ve never thought about blue cheese in a dessert, but this looks delightful. And fresh figs–yum!

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    Katharine LeCates — September 15, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    I just made this and it is jet another home run from you! I already finished half :( oops.

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    Donalyn — February 23, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Hi – I thought you would want to know that I found this recipe and all of your photos from this post here: http://www.sweettoothlove.com/brown-sugar-fig-and-gorgonzola-crisp/. She has scraped a LOT of your content to her site, and is running ads on the site to profit from work that is not her own.

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    Diane — July 22, 2013 @ 4:14 pm

    OMG, I can’t wait to make this! My fig tree turned 3 this season and I have a bumper crop of figs this year! So many that me & my son are having trouble eating them all so I will make this recipe tonight! So much for my calorie counting!

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