Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Crisp prosciutto and tart cheese pair well with the juicy, sweet grilled figs to make a memorable appetizer recipe. If you prefer savory after-dinner treats, try this unique dish for tonight's dessert recipe.


6 servings (serving size: 2 stuffed figs and 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic syrup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 178
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 5.6 g
Carbohydrate 32.2 g
Fiber 3.7 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 342 mg
Calcium 98 mg


12 large fresh black Mission figs, trimmed
2 ounces blue cheese, cut into 12 cubes
2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into 12 strips
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash of salt
Cooking spray


Cut each fig in half vertically, cutting to, but not through, base of fig. Spread slightly apart. Place 1 cube of cheese inside each fig; gently close to seal. Wrap one prosciutto strip around each fig.

Preheat grill.

Combine vinegar and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until thick, about 10 minutes. Cool.

Place figs on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until prosciutto is crisp. Drizzle each fig with balsamic syrup.

June 2006
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