Stuffed Fig Flowers

Stuffed Fig Flowers

Stuffed Fig Flowers, these little delicacies are great to serve  your guests as an appetizer, with a nice glass of wine, they make a great start to any summer dinner party.  When you find fresh figs at your farmers market buy some and give this recipe a try.  The figs, used as a container for the gorgonzola cheese and walnuts, are wrapped with layers of thinly sliced prosciutto and then, slowly drizzled with honey.  Every flavor is present in these delights, the sweetness of the figs and honey, the sharp taste of the gorgonzola, then combine this  with the saltiness of the prosciutto.  I think you find that these Stuffed Fig Flowers will be well received.  Let’s Cook!

Stuffed Fig Flowers

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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These fig delights are great to serve as an appetizer, serve with a nice glass of white wine

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Ingredients

8 Fresh figs

1/2 lb Gorgonzola Cheese

8 large whole shelled Walnuts

1/4 lb thinly slice imported prosciutto  (Parma or San Danieli)

Honey for drizzling

Directions

-Preheat oven to 350F

-With a paring knife, cut the top (just the stem top) off of the fig and slice around the top 4 times with about 1 inch slices, then, open the fig carefully….like a flower

-Divide the gorgonzola into 8 chunks, insert the gorgonzola into the fig center

-Place the walnuts on top of the gorgonzola, 1 per flower

-Wrap the entire body of the figs with the prosciutto, the prosciutto will stick to itself.

-Place the figs in a baking dish, keep them close together so they stand and retain their shapefullsizeoutput_79.jpeg

-Drizzle honey on top of each fig

-Bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brownfullsizeoutput_7e

-Pour some great wine to serve and enjoy your Stuffed Fig Flowers

Buon Appetito!

Mickey

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