Figgy Cheesy Flatbread


It’s fig season. I acutally never really get too worked up about it. I think figs are alright, but they aren’t on the top of my ‘favorites’ list and  I ‘m never anxiously waiting for them to ripen up so I can start using them in fun and creative ways.   Well, until this year. Early this summer, while enjoying a rare infrequent meal out at a local restaurant, I  noticed an intriguing menu item with figs, notably figs, cheese and flatbread. This combination is also featured in  a myriad of recipes all over the internet,  like here and here.  Because I’m  a cheese lover, I am up  for this combination!  So I created a figgy cheesy flatbread using some uber delicious and rich items including full fat cheese and proscuitto ham. Remember, portions matter, so my suggestion is to serve appetizer portions. Here is my version of the  combination that is inspiring today’s blog post and my appetite for cheese!

IMG_9105.1IMG_9094IMG_9090Figgy Cheesy Flatbread

by Diane Boyd


    for the roasted figs

    • 10-12 cup fresh figs, washed and cut in half lengthwise
    • 5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
    • 4-5 Tablespoons honey

    to assemble the flatbread

    • 4 flatbread
    • olive oil (for brushing the flatbread)
    • 1 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
    • 3 ounces Prosciutto ham, sliced
    • 2 scallion, sliced


    for the roasted figs

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice figs in half and arrange cut side up on a baking dish. Drizzle honey over figs. Top with springs of rosemary Grind fresh black pepper over figs. Bake 15 minutes or until honey begins to darken and carmelized. Remove from oven and set aside.

    to assemble the flatbread

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place flatbread on baking pan. Crumble 1/4 cup cheese on top of bread and add sliced prosciutto. Top cheese and ham with roasted figs. Place baking sheet under broiler and bake just until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven. Garnish with sliced scallions. Repeat with remaining flatbread and figs, cheese, and prosciutto. Serve as an appetizer sliced into quarters. Makes 4 flatbread; 16 appetizer servings.

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