Autumn Sustenance

With the dawn of a new season comes the emergence of seasonal fruits and vegetables, among them figs. For the longest time I never knew what a fig actually was. While "Fig Newtons" was in my realm of schema, I knew it as merely the brand of cookie, rather than a component of the favorite treat.

Figs are sweet, juicy, and pair incredibly well with fresh pungent cheeses like blue cheese and Gorgonzola. Prosciutto wrapped, blue cheese stuffed figs are one of my absolute favorite autumn appetizers. Try the recipe today, you won't regret it!

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs & Blue Cheese
  • 8 Black Mission figs
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, cut into cubes
  • 8 prosciutto (thinly sliced, cut in half lengthwise)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat grill. You will need medium to high heat for grilling. The key is to crisp the prosciutto quickly and leave the blue cheese just melted with the inner part of the fig cool in temperature.
Cut the figs in half and place a piece of blue cheese on each fig half. Wrap the prosciutto around each fig half, covering the cheese. The ends of the prosciutto should overlap.
Grill each piece until the prosciutto begins to color and crisp, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from grill, lightly drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Serve warm.

1 comment

Mrs. Buck said...

mmmmmm delicious! I've never done this with the prosciutto - I'll have to try that~

ps. I left you some bloggy love on my blog!