Fig and Goat Cheese in Prosciutto



To be honest, I’ve never really eaten figs before. Sure I’ve had fig newtons, and even figs on pizza. But I’d never popped a whole fresh fig into my mouth as a snack. But I’m glad that’s changed now! I’ve been wanting to try a fig appetizer and I’ve seen lots that use goat cheese and prosciutto. Most involve broiling the wraps, or grilling them. But since I’d never really had figs before, I really wanted to taste them. I’m glad we went this route because I like all of these ingredients fresh/raw and chilled. These were easy to make and great as an appetizer or as a light lunch on a hot day. Especially good with fresh ground pepper on top! (Do try this!)

These were sweet and creamy, and the figs have such a unique texture with the seeds lending a little bite of grit. Try a fig all by itself first if you’ve never had one 😉

Figs and Goat Cheese in Prosciutto (makes 10, serves two)
5 Fresh Figs, halved, ends removed
3 oz Goat Cheese, chilled
5 slices Prosciutto, halved lengthwise
Fresh Ground Pepper

Put a small dab of cheese on top of each fig half, and wrap in prosciutto. The prosciutto is sticky enough that you shouldn’t need a toothpick or anything to keep the wraps together. Grind pepper over the top and serve raw.



One Response to “Fig and Goat Cheese in Prosciutto”

  1. I’m making an appetizer for a friend’s wedding next week. All she told me is that she wanted something with figs…and then I stumbled across this lovely recipe. Its perfect! I’m quite sure this is the appetizer I need to make for her wedding. Thanks!

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