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Caramelized Figs with Cheese and Gingersnaps

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Looking for easy fall snack? Try these Caramelized Figs with Cheese and Gingersnaps. They’re rich, luscious, and packed with dusky fall flavor.

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Tired of the same ol’ snack options?

It’s easy to get into a snacking rut, and buy the same boring items again and again. However, have you noticed when you let this happen, it magically takes forever to decide what you want to eat?

How many times have I stood with the refrigerator door open, seemingly forever, because nothing ever sounds enticing? Too many.

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I’ve started making a point to buy snack ingredients at the market that signify fall. Fresh seasonal foods that I know I’ll get excited about when I open the fridge.

Pomegranates, honey crisp apples, beets, cranberries, pickled veggies, and of course figs. These are all foods that amp up flavor and appeal to this time of year.

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With this revitalized mindset of reinventing snacking, I’ve discovered I focus more on the experience of the snack, rather than just filling my belly.

Flavor and textural combinations are a high priority, while keeping the snack simple enough to assemble in minutes. When I do this, I enjoy my snack so much more, and tend not to overeat.

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Today’s Caramelized Figs with Cheese and Gingersnaps recipe is a perfect example of a reinvented fall-inspired snack.

I’ve taken plain old cheese and crackers to the next level by quickly caramelizing fresh figs in a skillet, then setting them on top of gingersnaps slathered with creamy dreamy The Laughing Cow® Cheese.

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The crunch and spice of the gingersnaps brings out all the best qualities of the warm caramelized figs. Then Laughing Cow® Cheese Wedges offer a smooth, spreadable, salty note that perfectly complements the sweeter elements.

Now this is a snack I can get excited about!

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In fact, I’ve discovered all sorts of reinvented snack options this month using The Laughing Cow® Cheese to punch things up.

Two other current favorites are grilled apple slices slathered in The Laughing Cow® White Cheddar Flavor Cheese, and mini bagels topped with The Laughing Cow® Spicy Pepper Jack Cheese and sun dried peppers.

The possibilities are endless.

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This fall I encourage you to step out of the box of mundane snacks and do some reinventing of your own.

Try these Caramelized Figs with Cheese and Gingersnaps, then experiment with your favorite fall ingredient.

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I find being happy with your snacks, is the best way to steer clear of mindless eating.

Be deliberate about snacking. Your tastebuds (and possibly your waistline) will thank you!

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Caramelized Figs with Cheese and Gingersnaps

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
An easy fall appetizer - Caramelized Figs with Cheese and Gingersnaps. Rich luscious, and packed with fall goodness.
Servings: 12 pieces

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut each fig into 4 wedges. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil.  Once hot, carefully place each fig in the skillet, with one cut-side down. Sear for 1-2 minutes, then toss and pour out onto a plate. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
  • Open The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges and spread about a third of each wedge on each gingersnap.
  • Top each gingersnap with a caramelized fig and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 148kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 108mg, Potassium: 160mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1.1%, Vitamin C: 0.9%, Calcium: 3.9%, Iron: 8.2%
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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This post is sponsored by The Laughing Cow® Cheese. All cheese-loving opinions are my own.

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12 comments on “Caramelized Figs with Cheese and Gingersnaps”

  1. I add a little horseradish with the soft cheese to give it a little heat…perfection!

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  3. those figs are beautiful!! this is such a grea idea 

  4. This combination has me so intrigued, looks like a must try!

  5. OH, this is going to make a great holiday appetizer!

  6. I am totally smitten with this combination Sommer! My snack game has been ultra lackluster lately, and these would make me feel like a queen when go for for my mid-afternoon bite!

  7. I am having a wine pairing party soon and these would be the perfect appetizer to make! Also, I hope you are having a blast in Paris!! 

  8. Caramelized Figs.. Girl yes! This is such a great snack idea! 

  9. Such a pretty little treat!!  So simple too!  Win :)

  10. Omg the caramelized figs!!! Looks like the perfect appetizer!!

  11. These gingersnaps look phenomenal! The Laughing Cow is one of my absolute favorite cheese brands and I can only imagine how amazing it might taste with the caramelised figs and gingersnaps! Pinning! :)