Pinot Gris, selected harvest, 2009
The matured aroma of this wine sets off this fruity recipe. The soft residual sweetness is the perfect counterpart to the distinctive blue cheese flavor.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Cut 6 rings out of the puff pastry and place onto a lined baking tray. Gently prick the surface of the pastry with a fork.
Whisk the egg yolk with water and brush the pastry with it. Bake until golden brown, according to package instructions. In a bowl, mix sugar with orange juice and zest, cinnamon, and honey.
Quarter figs and place them in a baking dish. Pour the prepared orange juice mixture over the figs and add thyme, and salt and pepper. Bake for approx. 10 – 12 min. at 180°C/350°F. Place the blue cheese and figs on the pastry, drizzle with the sauce, and serve warm.