10-12 fresh figs, any color (I used black mission figs), sliced in half lengthwise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup gorgonzola crumbles 1/4 cup honey
1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil (this makes for easy clean up), and lay the figs on the sheet, cut side up.
2. Drizzle the olive oil over the figs, lightly coating each one, and then sprinkle each with a bit of thyme, salt and pepper. Place the figs in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, until figs look slightly puckery and juice is beginning to leak from the fruit. Remove from the oven. While the figs are still warm, place a few crumbles of gorgonzola on top of each fig. Once all of the figs have been gorgonzola-ed, drizzle the honey lightly on top.
3. Remove figs to a serving platter. Enjoy! Makes 20-24 pieces.