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Gorgonzola Figs with Balsamic Glaze Recipe
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Gorgonzola Figs with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

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For a fancy, eye-catching appetizer, try these delightful stuffed figs wrapped with prosciutto. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 16 dried figs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 8 thin slices prosciutto, halved widthwise
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed fig with 3/4 teaspoon glaze equals 90 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. For glaze, in a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil over medium heat; cook until reduced to about 1/4 cup.
  2. Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of each fig; fill with 1-1/2 teaspoons cheese. Wrap each with a piece of prosciutto; place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with rosemary and pepper.
  3. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until prosciutto is crisp. Serve warm with glaze. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Amber-colored dried figs (labeled Turkish or Calimyrna) are recommended for this recipe. Mission figs, which are black, are smaller and hold less cheese. If large stems are present, remove them before stuffing figs.
Originally published as Gorgonzola Figs with Balsamic Glaze in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed fig with 3/4 teaspoon glaze equals 90 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

The balsamic glaze was a bit overpowering in my opinion. And it was a very, very salty appetizer. It was, however, tasty, if you can tolerate and enjoy a salty flavor. I would love to alter it a bit and try them again.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

I used fresh figs and these were delicious, although a little expensive to make. All guests loved them.

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