Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
6 Mins
Cool Time
20 Mins
Yield
Makes about 7 dozen

Time-saver tip: Instead of preparing sandwiches, mix spread as directed and serve it with preserves on crackers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 5 minutes. Cool completely (about 20 minutes).

Step 2

Stir together walnuts and next 3 ingredients. Spread on 1 side of each bread slice. Spread fig preserves on half of bread slices; top with remaining bread slices, cheese sides down. Chill sandwiches in airtight zip-top plastic bags up to 24 hours, if desired. Cut crusts from sandwiches. Cut each sandwich into 8 pieces.

Step 3

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Saga blue cheese and Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain 15 Grain Bread.

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