This soup was amazing on a recent rainy winter day. I find this flavor combination heavenly, but you can replace some of the blue cheese with goat cheese or cream cheese if blue is too strong for you. Brandy adds richness and depth of flavor.
I had a stack of recipes copied from library cookbooks or gleaned from other sources that I needed to file. As I sorted them, this one stuck out as one I needed to try soon. It’s hard to resist something called a dinner pie (OK, any kind of pie).
I love that my husband so often is willing to forgo meals that feature hunks of flesh. He likes meat but is conscious of dietary recommendations and is glad to fill half his plate with fruits and vegetables.
I bought a 2-lb. container of fresh figs from Trader Joe’s because I couldn’t resist the great price. I knew I had fig recipes tucked away somewhere. A quick search of my collection from magazines and library books turned up this recipe from the cookbook Piatto Unico by Toni Lydecker. “This elegant dish makes a lovely lunch or light dinner.