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Honeyed Fig and Melon with Blue Cheese and Almonds

Slices of salty, pungent blue cheese are naturally suited for sweet figs, cantaloupe, and generous drizzles of honey. Serve a platter as an easy cheese course at the end of a meal.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Christopher Baker

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2011


  • 6 to 8 slices (1/4 inch thick) blue cheese
  • 1 pint fresh Black Mission or Brown Turkey figs, halved
  • 1 cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • Best-quality honey, for drizzling


  1. Arrange cheese slices on a serving platter, and top with figs and melon wedges. Sprinkle with almonds, and drizzle with honey.

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