The other day I came across some nice looking figs at the market and they immediately reminded me of a pin that I had recently made on pinterest for figs with gorgonzola and speck and I could not resist picking some up so that I could try the recipe! Sweet figs and tangy gorgonzola are a fabulous flavour combination that I have used many times and I was immediately taken with the idea of wrapping them in a salty cured ham! Not only do we have the fig, gorgonzola, and prosciutto flavour combination going but they are baked until the cheese starts to melt and the prosciutto gets nice and crispy on the edges making it even better! What an perfect appetizer for any occasion!
*Gorgonzola is a blue cheese and gorgonzola docle is a younger version that is milder, softer and creamier and it can be replaced by any other mild blue cheese.
*Prosciutto is an Italian cured ham and you can replace it with another thinly sliced cured ham such as speck, pancetta, serrano, etc.
Just look at all of that melted blue cheese oozing out! Heaven by the mouthful!
Prosciutto Wrapped Gorgonzola Stuffed Figs
Sweet figs stuffed with creamy and tangy gorgonzola, wrapped in salty prosciutto and baked until the gorgonzola starts to melt and the edges of the prosciutto get nice and crispy.
- 8 large figs
- 8 teaspoons gorgonzola dolce or other blue cheese
- 8 slices prosciutto or other thinly sliced cured meat
- Cut slits in the sides of the figs, stuff each with a teaspoon of the gorgonzola and wrap with the prosciutto.
- Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until the just cheese starts to melt, about 3-5 minutes.