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Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with St. Agur

These simple hors d’oeuvres make an impressive presentation at holiday gatherings or cocktail parties. You can stuff and wrap the figs a day in advance; cover the baking sheet tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Let them come to room temperature before baking.

Ingredients:

  • 48 dried figs
  • 1/4 oz. St. Agur or other good-quality blue cheese
  • 7 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using a small, sharp knife, cut a slit in the side of each fig and use your fingers to gently create an opening. Lay the figs, cut side up, on a work surface. Crumble the cheese and stuff each fig with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cheese (depending on the size of the fig).

Cut the prosciutto into strips that are just long enough and wide enough to wrap around the figs. Wrap each fig with a prosciutto strip, making sure the seam side is facing down, opposite the cut side.

Arrange the figs on the prepared baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 5 minutes, rotating the baking sheet 180 degrees halfway through. Transfer the figs to a platter and serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.

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