Blue Cheese Stuffed Fig Recipe

Figs.  Arguably a sexy fruit.  Slightly intimidating, it calls for something elegant and classy to be done with it.  It beckons me to experiment.  And in Jordan, now is the time…fig season.

Inspired by life in Jordan, and a recipe on, I’ve ventured to select ingredients equal in richness and pedigree.  I found Garganzola cheese and balsamic reduction players that could compliment the figs distinction beautifully.

Who knew that this warm fruit, stuffed with a soft blue cheese and a decorated with a drizzling of intense balsamic vinegar would combine to thrill the taste buds with such a unique medley of flavor?


  • 18-20 fresh, ripe figs
  • 200gr soft gorgonzola blue cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction*

1.  Wash figs and cut an “X” shape into the top

Fig with an X cut into it

2.  Mash gorgonzola into a paste and load an icing dispenser to squeeze the blue cheese into figs.

Figs stuffed with gorgonzola cheese

3.  Place figs 1-2 inches under broiler for 4-6 minutes until cheese is melted and the fig is warmed through (a toaster oven works very well).

Fig with melted blue cheese inside

4.  Drizzle your favorite balsamic vinegar, reduced by half, over the warm figs and serve immediately.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Fig(* to make balsamic reduction, just simmer balsamic vinegar in a saucepan until half of the liquid evaporates.)

It was fun to hunt for a blue cheese that was both rich in favor and soft enough in texture to be made into a paste.  I am pleased with this italian cheese used in this recipe, however, if anyone knows of a local Jordanian cheese that could lend well to this dish, please let me know.

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