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Gorgonzola Figs with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Gorgonzola Figs with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 90 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Gorgonzola Figs with Balsamic Glaze

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rellmac User ID: 3519421 170613
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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Pam888 User ID: 4405383 101870
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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