See that title? Those are three of my very favorite ingredients when eaten alone. But when you combine them, drizzle a little honey and balsamic glaze over them, and possibly have them with a glass of wine, they undergo a sublime metamorphosis. Really! And it takes mere minutes to whip up a plate of them as an appetizer (or as a really delicious dinner for yourself!).
I think part of the appeal of figs is that the season for them is so very short, at least here in Washington. I’m not sure about other parts of the country. I don’t like dried figs…I find them cloyingly sweet. But you probably don’t care about that…but you SHOULD care that I was just at Costco and the fresh figs had arrived…hurray!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fresh figs
- Goat cheese
- Prosciutto, each slice cut into four long ribbons
- Local honey
- Balsamic glaze (I found this at Walmart in Oklahoma, so it’s pretty easy to find, as adds such a great finishing flavor to so many dishes!)
To assemble, cut the stems off the figs and quarter them, dab a bit (about 1/2 teaspoon) of goat cheese on each, then wrap a ribbon of prosciutto around the fig and cheese. Place on your serving platter and drizzle with the honey and balsamic glaze. Ta-da! You look like a culinary genius!
I hope you enjoy this super simple but oh-so-impressive recipe as much as we do. I’m Megan from Chaos Served Daily, and you can find lots more delicious recipes, fun and easy crafts, and tales of the general chaos of Army family life at my blog. You can also follow me on Pinterest or Facebook…I’d love for you to stop by and say hi!