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.

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

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 178
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 5.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 32.2g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 342mg
  • Calcium: 98mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.
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