Oven Roasted Figs With ‘Blue Style’ Cheese

Remember the pineapple and cheese cubes on sticks we used to get at parties? Well think of this as the posh version. Your social cred will go up mega points if you serve these at your next bash, plus they take no time at all.

Prep time: Maybe 5 minutes if you stop for a cup of tea in the middle. Cooking time: 12 minutes.

Serves 6-12

Gluten Free

12 ripe figs
2 tbsp olive oil
12 x 1 cm cubes vegan blue style cheese.


Preheat the oven to gas mark 7 (200 C). Cut the stalk off the top of each fig and then cut a cross downwards from the top of each fig to about half way through. Put the figs into a bowl with the olive oil and then toss them around to coat them. Take each fig by the bottom and gently squeeze so that the cross you made opens up like a flower, then put one cube of cheese inside each open fig. Place the figs on a baking tray and roast in the oven for 12 minutes, until the fruit is soft and the cheese is melted slightly. Serve hot or cold.


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