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Blue Cheese Fig Flatbread with Balsamic Sauce

This salty-sweet, creamy-rich Blue Cheese Fig Flatbread with Balsamic Sauce is super-easy and insanely delicious!

Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Blue Cheese, Fig, Flatbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 281 kcal
Author Holly Sander


  • 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Maple syrup (or substitute honey)
  • 2 “naan” style flatbreads
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 ounces Black Mission Figs, stems cut into quarters and halves (about 10 figs)
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked then chopped into small pieces
  • 3 ounces Blue Cheese, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. In a small saute pan, bring balsamic vinegar and maple syrup to a gentle simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, spread olive oil and minced garlic evenly on each of the flatbreads. Bake for 2 minutes at 400F then remove from oven.
  4. Layer the figs, bacon, and blue cheese onto each flatbread.  Bake for 5-7 minutes, until flatbread reaches your desired “crispiness.”

  5. Remove from oven, top with arugula, then drizzle with remaining balsamic/maple sauce.

Recipe Notes

I like to bake my bacon a foil-lined baking sheet.  Then let the fat congeal and toss the foil in the garbage.