Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese
Developed by Fine Cooking
Prosciutto wrapped figs make for a delectably dynamic duo in this flavorful classic. The delicious tang of the blue cheese is the perfect match for the sweetness of the figs. Wrapped in a savory blanket of prosciutto, this appetizer creates a delicious kaleidoscope of flavors in one small bite. Perfect for quick assembly before a gathering of friends and family or to bring along to a potluck, these prosciutto wrapped figs are a great accompaniment to a range of other dishes, including charcuterie boards. Bring these along with a bottle of Grenache to your next party and you’ll become the guest of honor. Recipe originally featured in Fine Cooking magazine.
- 2 ounces firm blue cheese, such as Paladin or Danish Blue, cut into 24 cubes
- 12 fresh figs, cut in half lengthwise
- 3 slices Prosciutto di Parma, cut into 24 thin strips
- 1 tablespoon finely sliced chives
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
- 2 teaspoons balsamic glaze (optional)
Stuff a cube of blue cheese into the center of each fig, then wrap with a strip of prosciutto. Arrange them on a board or platter and sprinkle with the chives.
Top with pinch of lemon zest and/or drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired. The figs can sit at room temperature for about two hours.
Number of servings (yield): 24