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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese

Number of servings (yield): 24

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.

Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions

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.

Type: Cocktail
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