A couple of years ago some friends had an amazing fig dish somewhere and I’ve been hearing about it and drooling over it ever since. Just a few weeks ago one of them came to visit and brought her version of them and they were every bit as delicious as expected. When I found some fancy pants balsamic in my stocking, I new exactly what I would do with it!
Rehydrate several figs in very hot water for 30 minutes. Slice across the widest part of the fig and stuff in a bit of blue cheese. Wrap with half a bacon slice (uncut side of the fig down) and secure with a toothpick. Bake at 300F until bacon is somewhat crispy. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.