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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese + Lemon + Basil

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese + Lemon + Basil 

Here is a Quick & Easy summer recipe that tastes oh soooo fresh. Great when your having people over for drinks in the back yard. It is really easy to do in the oven or you can fire up the BBQ if you don't want to heat up the house.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese + Lemon + Basil

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium-sized figs
  • 3 oz. soft goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
    2. Cut off the stems and make an X cut in the top of each fig half way through.
    3. In small bowl combine the goat cheese, basil, lemon zest and garlic. Stuff the figs with the goat cheese mixture using a teaspoon. Wrap each fig with a slice of prosciutto.
    4. Bake 5-8 minutes or until the figs look soft and release juice.
    5. Meanwhile, in small saucepan combine balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil; reduce to medium and simmer until sauce reduced in half.
    6. Drizzle syrup over the figs. You can serve these baked figs warm or cold.

 

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