Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

Figs! I’m strolling through our local farm market, and all of the sudden one summer day there they are…gorgeous, plump, sweet-smelling figs.  Everyone else is swarming around the show-off tomatoes and the dramatically giant piles of corn, but I only have eyes for the figs, because I know in a blink of an eye they will be gone, and so I need to strike while the iron is hot if I’m going to do things like stuff them with goat cheese and grill them.
 

Or to be totally specific, stuff them with goat cheese, wrap them in prosciutto, grill them until they get slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, then drizzle them with a mixture of honey and balsamic vinegar, and then try really hard to actually put them on a plate and not eat them directly off the grill.  My friends at the Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery recently decided that my recipe for linguine with sugar snaps and goat cheese was worth sending me a delightful gift basket of goodies, including some of their fabulous goat cheese, so it felt like what with the figs arriving and all, someone up there was trying to tell me something.

I think that might have been something like “please go make some grilled figs stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped with with prosciutto as soon as humanly possible.”

Well, okay then!  And you should too…the figs will be gone before we know it.

Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto

Ingredients

12 good-sized fresh figs
1/4 cup soft goat cheese
12 thin slices prosciutto
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

1. Heat grill to medium high.
2. Cut a slit in the side of each fig and gently pull the fig open. Push a spoonful of goat cheese into each fig.
3. Wrap each fig with a piece of prosciutto.
4. Grill the figs about 1-2 minutes per side until the prosciutto starts to get a little crispy.
5. Mix the vinegar and honey together, drizzle over the grilled figs and serve!

Recipe adapted just a little from Taste of the South

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  1. These look insanely good. INSANELY. I can barely handle it.

  2. I still haven’t seen figs at my farmer’s market!! I feel deprived. Especially after seeing this beauty of a dish!

    • Fingers crossed that the figs make it over your way SOON!

    • jimmygourmet says:

      Fresh figs are very seasonal…in fact they are in season right now. Go to Whole Foods or any large supermarket grocery chain store & you will find them. An appetizer using using figs halved down the middle (stem to stern after removing the stem), pieces of feta or goat cheese pushed in on top of open side , garnish with slivered almonds..then broil to melt cheese (1-2 mins), then top with a mixture of honey & balsamic vinegar & you have an amazing appetizer!!

  3. I thinkm I need to try this recipe. I have yet to try figs.

  4. I very briefly lived in a small apartment that was built on an old orchard. Fresh. Figs. Right outside my back door. And the kind I like, too. If I can get my hands on some fresh ones now, I’m going to go for this so bad. That salty wrap of grilled prosciutto is perfect, too.

  5. This looks like the perfect combination of savory, salty and sweet! I love it when life works out that way ;-)

  6. jmposti4 says:

    Lovely photo! I would definitely try that for an appetizer.

  7. These are gorgeous! I’m going to try making these because I’ve been wanting to try figs for quite some time now… hope I can find some in my area! :)

    • I usually get mine at the farmer’s market, but I’m seeing them more and more in regular supermarkets…fingers crossed that you can find some!

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