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