New Year Party Appetizers- Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

I absolutely love appetizers! Traditionally, we have appetizers during our annual family gathering on Christmas Eve. With New Years Eve just around the corner – appetizers are the perfect party fare.

This is a new favorite of my college-aged kids. Prosciutto Wrapped Figs.  I personally had trouble finding fresh figs this Christmas at Whole Foods and substituted with dried figs and with dried dates. They turned out yummy even with the substitutions.

I got the recipe from the FoodNetwork website but I also saw a variation made on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy many years ago.

Prep Time 20  minutes. Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

4 large figs, quartered (or 16 small mission figs)

Goat cheese (room temperature)

3 oz thinly sliced prosciutto

3 TBSP honey

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. Cut a small hole in the center of the flesh of each fig. Fill each hole with 1/4 tsp of goat cheese. If you use dates and the cheese is soft enough you can use a piping bag and squeeze it into the center of the date.

I used dates to substitute for figs

Take a prosciutto slice and cut it down the center making a strip. Roll or wrap the prosciutto around the fig, starting from the top.

Tuck underneath at the ends and secure with a skewer or toothpick if needed. Place on the baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine the honey and pumpkin pie spice then drizzle the mixture evenly over each fig. Place in the oven on the top rack and roast for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and serve immediately

2 responses to “New Year Party Appetizers- Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

  1. I forgot to mention…because it is in one of the photos….almonds.
    If you use the dates you could also insert an almond in the center before piping in the goat cheese. This tip I got when I saw the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy version of this appetizer.

    Enjoy

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