Toasted Ciabatta with Maple Glazed Figs

Have you ever had one of those meals that was so amazing you knew you’d never forget it? Well, I did three years ago in a wonderful town in Northern Minnesota called Duluth.  My boyfriend and I were on our way north for a weekend getaway in Lutsen, Minnesota, during law school one fall and were told to stop in Duluth for dinner.  Everything we had that night at New Scenic Café was excellent, but I especially remember a fig tartine appetizer.  When my boyfriend brought figs home a couple of weeks ago, I decided to finally try to recreate it.  Although I didn’t quite remember all of the ingredients, I remembered the general idea of the flavors I loved. The sweetness of the real maple syrup balances perfectly with the flavors of the gorgonzola.  This is the stuff dreams are made of, people.

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