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Sep 12, 2008



I love figs. I am not sure why but I nearly always eat them at breakfast. We have a fig tree that grows against a sunny wall, and most years we get a few figs off it. The best figs of all are the brown ones that you only see in the Mediterranean, not as beautiful as the ones we have here, but an incomparably better flavour.


I love fresh figs. What a beautiful starter.


I also love figs and remember gorging on them in Italy, when they'd be two a penny and have to be eaten at once they were so ripe, lest they explode! We do have a tree here and they're quite good but nothing like the Italian ones.

Gosh though, 1.50 each seems exorbitant, when we had them for the picking back then!

Gourmet Chick

This looks divine! I had not yet worked out what time of year was best for figs in the UK so thanks for letting me know that it is now. I often make a similar recipe using goats cheese and prosciutto as a dinner party entree. Like your dish it ticks all the boxes of looking impressive but being actually quite simple to prepare.


This is a lovely-looking dish. I love the combination of blue cheese and figs.
My neighbour has a huge fig tree in her (very sheltered) garden. I can almost reach them from my side, but not quite. I'm quite tempted to get a ladder out in the middle of the night and snaffle a few (!)
Those buying tips are most useful, thank you for sharing. I'm never quite sure what I should be looking for.

Lynda at TasteFood

Lovely photo. We are lucky to live where we have lots (and lots...) of figs, so I am always looking for new ways to use them. The spiced walnuts sound like heaven; they may not last for the figs. I like the idea of the gorgonzola - perhaps drizzled with a bit of honey.

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

There is nothing like the perfect fig with a touch of dolce.
My mouth is watering now.


I'm ashamed that for the amount of figs I buy, I have NO idea how to pick out the good ones.. Thanks for the helpful info!


I love figs - they are a gift from heaven.
For me, I prefer dolcelatte - not quite so salty as gorgonzola.
Love the Tupperware gadget!
Beautiful starter.

Bellini Valli

I only recently tried fresh figs for the first time:D


These look incredible. I wish I had a better source for figs; I hate when they're mushy!


Looks delicious, that's always a fantastic flavour combo. I'd never seen a fresh fig until I came to London 10 years ago. Now they're in my favourite fruit list!

Gourmet Chick

I finally got around to making and posting my recipe for an entree of figs with prosciutto and goats cheese:

Josh Neumann

Looks excellent, but I've heard you should only eat fruits by themselves. Any truth to this?

Paula Maack

This looks amazing!!!

I am definitely going to try a version of this. Perhaps as a canape on phyllo...

I am inspired. Great photo, too!


~ Paula

Paula Maack

This looks amazing!!!

I am definitely going to try a version of this. Perhaps as a canape on phyllo...

I am inspired. Great photo, too!


~ Paula

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