Recipe courtesy of Jill Novatt

Broiled Fig and Gorgonzola Finger Sandwiches

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  • Yield: 18 finger sandwiches
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1 loaf French bread, sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices

Olive oil

9 fresh figs, sliced in half


Freshly ground black pepper

18 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Brush broth sides of the bread slices with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Turn the bread slices over and bake for another 5 minutes, or until toasted. Remove from the oven and cool. Preheat the broiler to high. Place each of the fig halves on a slice of toasted bread. Season with salt and pepper. Top with 1 ounce of crumbled gorgonzola. Place on a baking sheet. Broil the fig and gorgonzola sandwiches for 1 minute, or just until the cheese begins to melt. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Top each sandwich with another slice of bread. Serve.