You can serve this recipe for Prosciutto Wrapped Figs at your Christmas party, on Christmas Day or all the way through until New Year’s and it could not be easier! Make ahead and serve at room temp after they are broiled. Be careful not to try one before you serve. You might end up eating them all before your guests see them!
Photo courtesy of The Food Network. They offer a variation of this recipe with blue cheese
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Port Wine, Honey Drizzle & Toasted Walnuts
- 3 tbsp Port
- 1 tbsp fresh cracked black pepper
- 12 ripe fresh figs cut in half lengthwise, cut through the stem if possible to leave a piece on each fig - looks nicer
- 12 thin slices prosciutto
- 1 cup crumbled fresh blue cheese, your favorite lighter blue
- 2 tbsp honey for drizzling, tupelo honey (my favorite)1/2 cup of toasted walnuts, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Toast the walnuts in the oven 10 minutes and set aside.
- Pour the Port into a glass pie pan.
- Place all of the figs, cut side down into the Port and let marinate for about 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle the figs with pepper
- Cut the slices of the prosciutto lengthwise in half. Loosely wrap each fig half with a strip of prosciutto and place cut side up on a baking sheet.
- - Cut the remaining Prosciutto into thin strips and then cut the strips into 2 inch pieces. In a small pan, sauté the strips until they are crisp. This only takes a couple minutes. Drain and reserve.
- Place blue cheese and fried prosciutto strips on top of each fig..
- Place the baking pan under the broiler and cook until the edges of the prosciutto are beginning to brown and the cheese is melting and bubbling.
- Remove from the oven and transfer the figs to a platter.Drizzle the honey over and add some toasted walnuts and serve.