Sunday, July 17, 2011

Roasted Gorgonzola Stuffed Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

I loved cooking with figs when I was in Massachusetts but there was such a limited window of availability... usually late August until the first frost (if we were lucky). I was pleasantly surprised to already be finding them at the Eastern Market in York. One of our favorite recipes is Roasted Gorgonzola Stuffed Prosciutto Wrapped Figs
8 large firm ripe Brown Turkey or other large figs, stems trimmed
8 cubes (about 1/2 inch each) gorgonzola cheese
8 thin slices prosciutto di Parma
Preheat oven to 450F.
Cut a cross in the top of each fig cutting about 1/2 inch deep. Pull the four corners open and insert the cube of cheese into each fig. Fold a slice of prosciutto in half and wrap around the sides of the figs, overlapping edges. Secure prosciutto with a toothpick. Roast until prosciutto is crisped on edges and fig is warmed through, about 12 minutes. Serve hot.
Makes 8 servings

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