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Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Blue Cheese

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


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Preheat grill.

  3. 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.

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