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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.

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.