Fig and Blue Cheese Hor’s d’oeuvres
4 Effie’s Oatcakes or Nutcakes, cut in half
3 oz Blue Cheese or Gorgonzola
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
2-3 fresh figs, stemmed and sliced or Brennan’s Fig Spread or Preserves
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley or chervil or chives
Adapted From: effieshomemade.com
This hors d’oeuvre would pair wonderfully with a berry-red wine, port or sherry. Or try serving them as a first course with a winter salad. Enjoy! If Figs aren’t in season, Fig Spread can be substituted.
Pre-heat the broiler on high.
In a small bowl combine the blue cheese and heavy cream. Use a sturdy rubber spatula or small metal spoon to blend the cream into the cheese, making a smooth spread.
Place the oatcakes on a baking pan and top each one with some blue cheese spread. Top the cheese with 1-2 fig slices. Place the sheet pan under the broiler for 15-30 seconds. Use a metal tong to rotate the pan as needed, making sure the figs and cheese turn bubbly.
Top the fig hors-d'oeuvres with the fresh chopped herbs and serve.