Fig & Gorgonzola Crisp

Posted by Sarah Papachristos on Sunday, September 29, 2013

In Gluten Free, Dessert

Fellow fig lovers, this is a must try fig crisp recipe. It will blow your mind and leave your taste buds begging for more. HowSweetEats came up with this ultimate sweet and savory dessert and I am so happy to have stumbled upon it!

Fig gorgonzola crisp recipe

The local farm stand had these beautiful figs and I couldn't help but be drawn to them. Cooking with figs is fairly new to me and I wanted to find a recipe that was unique and exciting. Mission accomplished. 

Although there was much debate over what I should make with figs (prosciutto wrapped figs, fig tapenade, fig BLTs), the fig gorgonzola crisp truly caught my eye. I am always one to opt for a sweet and salty dessert!

Fig crisp

Jessica from HowSweetEats has to be the most creative food blogger I follow. Her willingness to push the envelope and think outside-of-the-box is what makes her recipes remarkable.

Picture sweet, decadent figs melting with brown sugar and salty gorgonzola. This fig and gorgonzola crisp does not disappoint, it's to die for.

fig and gorgonzola crisp

Fig and Gorgonzola Crisp

Original Recipe by HowSweetEats


10 figs quartered and chopped into pieces

2 TBSP loosely packed brown sugar

1/4 TSP salt

1/4 TSP cinnamon 

4 ounces of gorgonzola cheese, crumbled


2/3 c. old fashion oats (I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats)

2/3 c. loosely packed brown sugar

1/4 flour (I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)

1/4 TSP xantham gum *Only needed if using gluten free flour

1/4 TSP salt

1/4 TSP cinnamon

4 TBSP unsalted butter, at room temperature


Preheat oven to 375 F. Add figs to a baking dish (9 inch pie plate) and sprinkle with brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon, toss to coat and set aside. 

In a large bowl combine oats, brown sugar, flour, xantham gum, salt, and cinnamon. Using your hands, crumble the butter into the oat mixture. Toss together for 2-3 minutes until well combined and mixture is crumbly.

Add crumbled gorgonzola over figs, then add crisp mixture over top. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until crisp is golden and fruit is bubbly. Serve immediately with extra gorgonzola or vanilla ice cream if desired.

fig and gorgonzola crisp