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.
Warm Fig Bites with Prosciutto & Goat Cheese
- Mission figs
- quality goat cheese (enjoy taste testing to find your favorite!)
- 3 ounces Prosciutto finely sliced
- 3 tablespoons honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Carve a small hole in the center of the flesh of each fig with a spoon. Fill each hole with 1/4 teaspoon of goat cheese.
- Take a prosciutto slice and slice in 1 1/2 inch strips, 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.
- Place wrapped figs on prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced.
- Drizzle honey evenly over each fig (about 1 teaspoon each)
- Place in the oven on the top rack and roast for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.
~just out of the oven~
~plated and ready to enjoy~