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Crostini with Gorgonzola, honey and walnuts    (printer friendly)
makes around 24 small crostini

Crostini with Gorgonzola, honey and walnuts2 tablespoons olive oil
1 baguette, cut on the diagonal into 1/3" slices

8 oz creamy Gorgonzola, coarsely crumbled
2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped

6 ripe figs, thinly sliced (optional)
3 tablespoons honey, warmed slightly

1. Turn broiler on. Brush baguette slices with oil and broil until golden. (Can be made 1 day ahead and stored in airtight container.)

2. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mash Gorgonzola and walnuts together in a small bowl. Spread mixture onto toasted baguette slices and arrange on a baking sheet. Place in a 375 degree oven and bake for about 8 minutes or until cheese melts.

3. Transfer to a platter, top each crostini with a few slices of fig (if desired) and then drizzle with warmed honey.