Fig and Prosciutto Appetizer

Fig and Prosciutto Appetizer
Recipe Date:
June 8, 2016
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  • 8 ripe figs, cut in half lengthwise
  • Olive oil
  • 3 ozs blue cheese
  • 3 ozs prosciutto, cut in 1” x 5’ strips
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped

Choose fresh, ripe figs and cut them in half lengthwise.  Add a half teaspoon of blue cheese to each fig half and wrap with a strip of prosciutto.  Some people like to grill the figs at this point to melt the cheese and crisp the prosciutto wrapping.  If grilling, brush each fig half with a bit of olive oil, place on medium hot grill or under broiler just until the cheese melts and begins to bubble and the prosciutto turns crisp.   We find the combination delicious without benefit of the grill and serve it at room temperature with a sprinkling of fresh mint on each fig half.   And don’t forget the Stony Hill White Riesling.  Enjoy!