Prosciutto Wrapped Figs
Growing up, I've gotta admit that I really loved Fig Newtons. But, raise your hand if you've actually never had a fresh fig before! I didn't try the actual fruit until fairly recently. I fell in love with their rich, earthy flavor... sweet, with a slightly chewy texture. They're so simple to eat. You can slice them up and eat with with yogurt or açai, throw some pieces onto a cheese board, or add them to pizza or flatbread with some burrata.
Today's recipe is a super easy appetizer to make - all you've got to do is slice up some fresh figs, stuff them with your favorite soft, spreadable cheese (goat cheese, Camembert cheese, or Laughing Cow, as I am using). I'm using Laughing Cow to keep it light, and it's a great option that I usually have in my fridge already. Adding a dollop of creamy cheese and then wrapping the stuffed fig with a piece of prosciutto takes seconds. Throw the prosciutto wrapped figs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, and toss em in the oven or toaster oven for 10 minutes. (Lol I have been making everything in my toaster oven lately!) Finish these toasty babies off with a drizzle of honey and sprinkling of nice, flaky sea salt for the most elegant appetizers ever. No one will know they took minutes to put together ;) Let's get cookin!
Ingredients You Need:
- Fresh figs
- Soft, spreadable cheese: goat, Brie, Camembert, Laughing Cow)
- Prosciutto (when purchasing prosciutto, make sure the only ingredients are Pork, Salt)
- Sea salt
- Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350F / 175C.
- Wash and quarter the figs (or halve them, if they are small)
- Spread a dollop of cheese on each piece.
- Place the figs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake them for 10 minutes at 350F / 175C.
- Drizzle the baked figs with honey and sprinkle sea salt flakes! Enjoy warm.
Baking the figs enhances their sweetness, softens their flesh, and crisps up the edges of the prosciutto a bit. The key here is opposites - sweet and salty, tender and crisp. All these flavors and textures bring the fig to life and make for a really delicious snack/appetizer. Add these to your entertaining repertoire and wow your friends and fam :) Hope you give it a try, and if you do, tag me @brokeandcooking/#brokeandcooking!!