Makes 2 Serving(s)
8 figs, fresh and ripe
8 smoke almonds, whole
½ Vegan or Rice Vegan Block Cheddar Flavor, crumbled or grated
Kosher salt and black pepper, as needed
Non stick vegetable spray, as needed
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Trim the top stem off of the fresh fig. Standing it up, cut downward towards the bottom without cutting through. Repeat this step going the opposite way to make it seem as if the fig has been quartered.
Carefully place a whole almond in the middle of each sliced area, pushing it down into the fig, which will open it up a little bit.
Do the same with the Cheddar.
Place the figs upright on a baking sheet or dish. Spray quickly with the nonstick vegetable oil spray, and season with a pinch of salt.
Bake in the oven until the Cheddar is melted, and the figs are warmed through, about 12 minutes.
Chef’s Note: Look for figs that are tender, but not mushy when buying in the supermarket.