Community Recipe
from [psfreeman]

Le Gruyère Cheese Plate with Figs

Sweet, plump poached figs make a luscious accompaniment to Le Gruyère. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary to the poaching liquid to give the figs a subtle herbaceous flavor. Recipe from the Whole Foods Market website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2793

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup(s) dried figs (about 16 figs)
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) Port wine or cherry juice (no sugar added)
  • 4 slice(s) walnut or pecan raisin hearth bread (or another fruit and nut bread)
  • 1 (3/4-pound) wedge Le Gruyère
  • 2 pears, cored and sliced


Combine figs and Port in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat, cover and simmer until figs are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool, uncovered.

Remove figs from wine with a slotted spoon and save wine for another use (try it over vanilla ice cream). Trim off and discard the stem ends and slice each fig in half. Cut each slice of bread into four pieces. Arrange figs, bread, Le Gruyère and pears on a cutting board or cheese plate and serve.

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