Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Made these a few times for ladies nights and they were gobbled up very quickly.  

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs With Blue Cheese


  • 16  whole almonds
  • 4  thin slices prosciutto*
  • 16  dried mission figs, trimmed
  • 1/2  (4-oz.) package blue cheese, cut into 16 pieces
  • 1  tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt


1. Place almonds in a shallow pan.
2. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.
3. Cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into 4 thin strips. If necessary, make a small slit in center of each fig. Stuff each fig with 1 piece of blue cheese and 1 almond. Wrap 1 prosciutto slice around each fig, pressing to seal. Toss wrapped figs with oil, pepper, and salt; arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
4. Broil figs 3 inches from heat 3 minutes or until prosciutto begins to crisp. Serve immediately.
*4 thin slices deli ham may be substituted.
Prep: 15 min., Bake: 10 min., Broil: 3 min. Depending on brand and size, some figs may already have slits. Assemble these a few hours ahead, and broil them once guests arrive.
Yield: Makes 8 servings

1 comment:

  1. These look easy and tasty - I'm going to make a whole bunch for my husband's 40th birthday party this weekend!