Figs with Thyme and Blue Cheese Served with Toasted Baguette
- 1 French baguette
- Olive oil
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 16 ounces Black Mission figs, quartered
- 4 1/2 ounces Stilton blue cheese
- Bunch of thyme
Preheat oven to 400 F. Slice baguette on the diagonal into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toast until golden brown.
In a small saute pan, combine balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until gently bubbling. Reduce heat to a simmer and add figs. Simmer until sauce is reduced by half, about 15 to 20 minutes. Do not overcook.
To assemble, spread cheese on a warm baguette slice. Top with a fig and drizzle with balsamic sauce. Garnish with thyme.