Figs, goat cheese, toasted pistachios, honey and prosciutto. Now take a second to think about how each one of those things taste on their own. Totally delicious, right? Now put them together in once fancy schmancy little appetizer and what do you have? Food porn at it’s finest, my friends. Food.Porn. So without further ado let’s talk about how you pull these Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto together.
Figs are temperamental little fruits that don’t ripen after they’re picked, so you must buy them ripe. They should yield slightly to your touch and don’t buy any that are bruised. They only last a few days in the refrigerator so make sure you buy them when you’re going to need them. If you’re unfamiliar with figs, check out this page for a rundown on six must try types. I usually see fresh figs in our local market twice a year. I never hesitate to pick them up. They are absolutely delicious all on their own or like this.
Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto
12 fresh figs
4 oz goat cheese
1 cup of pistachios shelled
1 tbsp butter
9 slices of thin prosciutto, cut each piece into 3 vertically
2-3 tbsps of honey
Melt butter in small frying pan over medium-high heat and saute pistachios in butter for a minute or two. Let cool completely. Coarsely chop pistachios. Gently wash and dry figs taking care not to bruise them. Slice figs in half vertically. Spoon a bit of goat cheese on top of each fig. Sprinkle chopped pistachios on top of goat cheese. Drizzle a little honey over top of goat cheese and pistachios. Wrap the entire fig in a thin slice of prosciutto.
Looking for another impressive appetizer? Try these Shrimp Sliders or this Baked Cheese in a Skillet.
You are evil. LOL It’s almost five o’clock and all I have is left over pasta sauce. Question, how long before the nuts start to soften? What wine would you serve? Something white and sweet, like a Riesling?
I did the nuts the day before and they stayed nice and crunchy. As far as wine, I’m a red person, and not a very fussy one at that 🙂 I say whatever makes you happy!
Trippin With Tara (@tasalinas)
Mmmmmm….the most amazing combo EVER!
This sounds like a great flavor combo. I pinned it:)
I don;t think I have ever eaten a fig like that before. Yummy goat cheese and prosciutto. This sounds great. I would totally serve with riesling. What a great recipe for entertaining.