Warm Prosciutto Figs Cambozola

December  1, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Makes 14 halves
Author Notes

My fig tree has struggled for several years because my DH always thought it was in the way and kept on taking the trimmer to it, but I finally had another really messy tree near it removed and the fig tree has a different direction to grow in that is not in the way and this year I had many figs and late into the fig season I still have a few hopefuls.

The picture is of my last batch of figs that I simply halved, spread with Cambozola cheese, wrapped in prosciutto and heated in a hot oven just enough to slightly crisp the prosciutto, but thoroughly melt the cheese. —ibbeachnana

Test Kitchen Notes

Ibbeachnana's appetizer came as a blessing when I realized I needed to put together a few one-bite appetizers that required no major cooking time. Very sweet and ripe figs, delicious triple creme cambozola, and crispy prosciutto make the perfect three -ingredient appetizer that covers creamy, rich, crispy, sweet, and savory in one wonderful bite. I love the formula, seven figs, seven dabs of cheese, and seven slices of prosciutto—all baked for seven minutes! Obviously you can double or triple this recipe. I reduced some balsamic vinegar for a nice touch, but if you have any kind of balsamic or fig syrup, as ibbeachnana suggests, your life is made even easier! Thanks for a great, quick solution to appetizer frenzy! —Bevi

What You'll Need
  • 7 clean and halved fresh figs
  • 7+ teaspoons Cambozola cheese
  • 7 slices prosciutto, halved length wise
  1. Clean, dry, and halve the figs, spread with a little cambozola (1-1-1/2 teaspoons) wrap with 1/2 slice prosciutto (cover cheese completely). Preheat oven to 350° and roast until a slight crispiness on the prosciutto 7 minutes or so, Serve warm drizzled with Balsamic Cream or fig balsamic.

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3 Reviews

ibbeachnana September 13, 2013
Crème de tondo
erskinechef September 13, 2013
Hello- what's balsamic cream? Thanks
ibbeachnana January 8, 2012
Thanks for trying my recipe, Ilook at it now and wish for fresh figs, so maybe I can get out and trim my tree properly for next year's crop.