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Prosciutto Wrappped Figs with Gorgonzola

Easy to make and sure to impress - with a balance of sweet and salty, creamy and crispy - this appetizer is always a hit!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword fig appetizer, fresh figs, prosciutto wrapped figs, stuffed figs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 pieces
Calories 61kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh figs about 9 figs
  • ¼ pound prosciutto thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction or aged balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Gently clean figs, remove stem and slice each in half lengthwise.
  • Stack gorgonzola cheese pieces on each half fig.
  • Wrap fig and gorgonzola with thinly sliced prosciutto all the way around.
  • Arrange on a baking sheet and bake at 375F for 5 minutes, cheese should be soft and prosciutto has begun to crisp.
  • Drizzle with balsamic reduction.

For the balsamic reduction:

  • In a saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar over very low heat.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the vinegar has started to thicken.

Notes

  • This appetizer can be served cold and is just as delicious!  Baking the figs for 5 minutes will soften the cheese so it's just a touch melty and warm the figs.
  • Fresh figs are recommended.  You can definitely substitute dried figs, they will be much sweeter and you will need to stuff them with the cheese instead of using half a fig.
  • If making in advance, wait until serving to drizzle with balsamic.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg