There is something alluring about figs to me. I guess it is their rich sweetness- it pairs great with salty ingredients for a savory presentation. In this recipe, the sweet figs pair with the tangy blue cheese, salty prosciutto, and are finished with a sweet balsamic glaze. Add some smokiness from the grill and it’s a symphony of flavors when you take a bite!
We have these new neighbors across the street that I adore. When the moving truck came and I saw a Weber Kettle Grill coming off the truck, I knew our new neighbors had to be cool. Anyone who chooses charcoal as their go-to grill is alright in my book! So when our neighbors Nick and Nichole decided to get a Big Green Egg, they had us over to help them give it a try for the first time. I got to christen their BGE with this recipe- which makes it even more special!
Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped, Blue Cheese Stuffed Figs
- 1 pint fresh figs (if you cant find fresh you can reconstitute dried figs but they may not hold up as well when grilling)
- 1 block blue cheese
- 4–5 oz prosciutto
- 2 tblsp balsamic glaze
Halve the figs. Next, stuff blue cheese into the cavity of each halved fig. Wrap a piece of prosciutto around the fig to contain the cheese and secure with a toothpick.
Grill the figs on medium direct heat, about 350 degrees, until the cheese begins to melt, about 5 minutes. Finish with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. These will make the happiest of happy hours! See the great wines we tried with these yummy pockets of tasty goodness!!
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these sound divine! I have a recipe on my blog (cooked in the oven) with dried dates, prosciutto and manchego + nuts for crunch. I’m on the lookout for figs now! Thanks for the inspiration