When we were in New York, back at Christmas time, my friend Amanda and I visited Chelsea Market. It’s an old warehouse turned into a market place with food vendors and restaurants galore. The first stop was Jacque Torres for the famous hot chocolate-be still my heart-and then we wandered around in search of lunch. With so many options it was no easy task.
We finally landed at this little cheese shop and had fancy grilled cheese sandwiches with fig spread-which was a new thing for me. When I think of fig I am reminded of choking down a fig newton as a child thinking it was the worst cookie ever. So, needless to say, I was surprised by how much I liked the fig spread and how delicious it was paired with the cheese.
After we got home I took a trip to the grocery to buy myself some fig spread. I put it to use right away by serving it over warmed brie with sliced pears and apples. If you don’t have fig spread or can’t find it at your grocery store you could easily substitute any kind of jam-I’m thinking blackberry or apricot would be wonderful!