My windows are open, coffee cup in hand, thick slice of fresh baked banana bread perched by my keyboard and I’m putting the finishing touches on my grocery list. This week is Super Doubles at Harris Teeter, so I’m strategizing carefully. When Wednesday’s deals were announced I was thrilled to find fresh figs were on sale for $2.99 a pound! Fig season is short lived and I have a ridiculous obsession with this little fruit.
Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite ways to serve them – a funky appetizer that makes you the rockstar at any gathering. I fixed these earlier this week for my family and they were gone in a New York Minute.
12 ripe figs
3 ounces of goat cheese (I found honey flavored and have been using it ever since)
6 slices of proscuitto
Start by rinsing and patting your figs dry, then cut the stem off and score an ‘X’ on the top. Next, fill the cavity you’ve created in the fig with a slice of goat cheese.
Take the proscuitto and cut it in half, length-wise so you have 12 long strips. Wrap one slice around each fig, secure with a toothpick or two and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
Go grab some figs while you still have a chance…otherwise you’ll be waiting until next summer to enjoy this marvelous delight.
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to go to church on Sunday!