Figs are one of my favorite late Summer/early Fall fruits. Thus, after making bacon-wrapped dates, I looked for a similar recipe that used fresh figs. To my delight, I came across this recipe that combines figs, goat cheese, and prosciutto.
Inspired by the recipe but wanting to keep it simple, I came up with my take on the appetizer. Rather than heat up the house, I decided to throw these tasty little bites on the barbecue.
Although any variety of fig will work, I used Calimyrna and found that the easiest way to remove the flesh is with a melon baller. This delicious appetizer is perfect for a party because it can be prepped ahead of time and only requires a few minutes on the grill, so you won't miss any of the fun. With the salty prosciutto, sweet fig, and tangy goat cheese center, these nibbles are full of flavor and texture, and are sure to impress your guests.
Keep reading for the delightful recipe.
3 tablespoons goat cheese
6 large figs, cut in half
3-5 slices of prosciutto, sliced in half
- Using a melon baller or a spoon, remove the the flesh from the figs and place in a bowl.
- Mix the goat cheese with the fig flesh, combine well.
- Using the melon baller, stuff each of the figs with the goat cheese mixture and wrap with a slice of the prosciutto. Secure with a toothpick or press firmly on the prosciutto to seal.
- On a medium heat and oiled grill, place the figs filled side down. Let cook for 1 to 2 minutes and flip to the other side for another 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
- Finger Foods, Appetizers
- Makes 12