A Decadent Fig Appetizer

Sep 04, 2016

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A Decadent Fig Appetizer

~serves 4-8 guests (16 bites), adapted from Sandra Lee’s recipe here.

The season for figs is upon us! And when I happened upon baskets of them at my local produce stand, I pounced! So excited to try my first fig recipe as I have seen them in so many delicious looking entrées, desserts and appetizers, I immediately gave a long-awaited-recipe-to- taste a try. And, ta-dah! Paired with some of my favorite ingredients, this decadent, yet simple recipe will leave your guests impressed and your tastebuds dancing for joy.

Did you know that figs have a short season, but conversation has begun about making it a season-less fruit here in the states? A couple of years ago NPR did a story on just this topic. Learn more about when to find figs at your local farmers’ market and much more in their article here.

Ingredients:

  • 8 mission figs (smaller in size) halved
  • quality Goat Cheese
  • 3 ounces of finely sliced prosciutto (1 package)
  • 3 tablespoons of honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Cut a small hole in the center of the flesh of each fig. Fill each hole with 1/4 teaspoon of goat cheese.
  3. Take a prosciutto slice and tear in half, lengthwise. Wrap each fig with prosciutto, tucking the ends underneath the fig (an entire strip may not be necessary. Wrap no more than twice. Secure with a toothpick if necessary.
  4. Place wrapped figs on prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced.
  5. Drizzle honey evenly over each fig (about 1 teaspoon each)
  6. Place in the oven on the top rack and roast for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.

fig1

~just out of the oven~

fig2

~plated and ready to enjoy~



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