Gorgonzola and Pancetta Baked Figs

I have a slight confession to make today……..

I’ve never had figs before and this past weekend was my first time to try them out.  Shaun and I decided to have some friends over for a grilling event.  More on that later….  I’ve been meaning to try out figs and finally decided that I was going to make a baked fig appetizer for everyone.  Now when people come over to my house I get nervous because first off they associate a food blogger as having fancy meals and no failed recipes.

Note:  Most meals cooked or tried out on this blog are for the average cook or baker.

When I do have friends or family over for dinner I usually tend to stick with fool proof meals and something that I have tried before.  These figs were a different story since Shaun and I had never tried them, let alone make a recipe out of them.  I wanted to keep the figs as the main focus and just add some cheese and pancetta to them.  Simple and fast was my main concern since I was putting out other dishes for our grilling event.  A couple of hours before our guests arrived I baked a couple of these bad boys to try them out and of course photograph them.  I didn’t want to keep our guests hungry while I was taking photos around the table.

What’s your favorite fig dish? 

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Gorgonzola and Pancetta Baked Figs


12 figs
2 oz. pancetta, chopped
1/3 cup gorgonzola crumbles


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat a small skillet. Add the pancetta to the pan and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for cool down.

Once the pancetta has cooled down add the cheese crumbles and mix. Using a knife create an “X” on the top of each fig. Make sure that you only slice through about half way down. Spoon a little of the mixture into the center of each fig. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 8 minutes.

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Gorgonzola and Pancetta Baked Figs

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14 comments on “Gorgonzola and Pancetta Baked Figs”

  1. WOW! These are incredible!! I love gorgonzola and figs!

  2. These look yummy Meg!
    My favorite way to eat figs is… grill baguette slices, spread with fresh Chevre, toped with arugula that has been tossed with a bit of good olive oil , honey and balsamic, sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper then layer couple of fresh fig slices and top all with crisped prosuitto . You won’t have any by the time your guests arrive – Addictive.

  3. We had a fig tree growing up but we always ate them fresh never fancy or stuffed or grilled. But now I love them in all sorts of creations and this one looks amazing!

  4. Mmmmm….I want an entire batch of these bad boys! Love figs:)

  5. Yummmmm! I haven’t had any figs yet this year but I want to change that ASAP with these babies.

  6. What fun summer appetizers! I love figs and gorgonzola together!

  7. I LOVE how easy this is for how fancy it looks! Lovely recipe and flavor pairings, Meagan!

  8. That looks great! What a perfect app!

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