A friend gave me this recipe about 10 years ago. I tweaked it a little. It's always a hit when I make it for special occasions and parties. I always double and sometimes triple the recipe depending on how many guests. Also, I make the fig jam ahead of time and sometimes caramelize the onions the day before. That's a real time saver.
1To make jam, remove stems from figs and put in food processor along with the lemon juice and coarsely chop. Put the fig mixture, 2 cups of water, syrup and salt in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until thick. This can be done ahead of time or the day before. Cool completely.
2Heat a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, Add onions, vinegar, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover and cook 25 minutes more or until onions are golden brown stirring occasionally. While onions cook, add 1/2 cup of water a little at a time as needed to keep onions from sticking to the pan.
3Spread 1 teaspoon of Gorgonzola over each slice of toasted bread. Top each with 1 teaspoon of caramelized onions and 1 teaspoon of fig jam.
4Sprinkle each with the chopped parsley. Can be placed in a warm oven till ready to serve.