Seared California Figs

Servings: 1 to 2

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By Chef Lia Fallon, New York City, New York


  • 1 California Fresh Fig, cut in half lengthwise
  • fine granulated sugar; as needed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 ounce blue cheese, crumbled, or sliced brie
  • 1 slice crisp fried bacon; for garnish
  • 1 ounce toasted baguette slices or crackers

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 350 (48% from Fat); Total Fat 19g; Saturated Fat 7g; Mono Fat 8g; Poly Fat 2.5g; Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 470mg; Potassium 296mg; Carbohydrate 35g; Sugar 11g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Protein 11g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 280 Vitamin C 1 Calcium 78 Iron 1 Ingredients


  1. Sprinkle fig halves very lightly with sugar.

  2. Lightly coat bottom of cast iron skillet with olive oil; heat to very hot. Arrange fig halves, cut side down in pan and sear for about 2 minutes.

  3. Remove; turn cut side up on serving plate and allow to cool slightly.

  4. Divide and add cheese and bacon on each slice of baguette. Top with a seared fig half and serve.