Brown Sugar Fig and Gorgonzola Crisp.

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

“I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.”

???

Yeah. That one.

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.

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.

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.

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