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
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.
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