As a busy mom that works full time, entertaining guests is something I enjoy but do not always have time to prepare elaborate dishes. Simplicity is key and nothing compares to the taste of fresh figs paired with cheese and wine. Since moving to Florida from Northern California, I do not get to enjoy fresh figs as often but when I see them at the local market during season, I always sure to pick up a basket.
Plump and juicy, California Black Mission Figs are my favorite and I enjoy using them in all sorts of recipes, including cocktails and desserts. If you are looking for an elegant, yet simple appetizer, goat cheese stuffed figs wrapped in prosciutto is sure to knock the socks off your guests at your next soiree.
I consider figs to be “fruit of the gods” and when paired with creamy goat cheese and savory prosciutto, it makes for a heavenly experience.
- 1 package of California Black Mission Figs
- 3-4 pieces of Prosciutto di Parma slices into 1" strips
- 6 oz Goat Cheese (you can substitute for another type of soft cheese if preferred)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Gently rinse figs with water and cut the stems off.
- With a pairing knife, cut an "x" shape from the top. (see picture)
- Stuff each fig with a dollop of goat cheese and then drizzle with olive oil.
- Wrap each fig with a strip of prosciutto and place on a serving tray.
- Sprinkle the figs with a dash of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Serve and enjoy.
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