Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs 

 Salty, sweet, crisp, and tender all at once. 

Salty, sweet, crisp, and tender all at once. 

 Beautiful, ripe figs!

Beautiful, ripe 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)
  • Honey 
  • Sea salt 

Instructions:

  • 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.  
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Recipe by Broke and Cooking - www.brokeandcooking.com
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Recipe by Broke and Cooking - www.brokeandcooking.com
 Love the gorgeous colors of the figs! 

Love the gorgeous colors of the figs! 

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Recipe by Broke and Cooking - www.brokeandcooking.com
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Recipe by Broke and Cooking - www.brokeandcooking.com
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Recipe by Broke and Cooking - www.brokeandcooking.com
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Recipe by Broke and Cooking - www.brokeandcooking.com

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!!