Baked figs with blue cheese & Prosciutto
Black or green figs
Creamy blue cheese – Roquefort, Gorgonzola, Danish blue they all seem to work well
Prosciutto, Serrano or any other thinly sliced dry-cured ham
Slice the figs in half, make a small indent with the back of a teaspoon then place a small amount of blue cheese (marble size) and top with a piece of prosciutto. Arrange on a baking tray and roast in a hot oven, about 425F/200C for 8-10 minutes, but keep an eye on them! You want the prosciutto to be browning and the cheese and fig to melt together nicely, you don’t want them to over bake so they end up a jammy mess on the bottom of the tray (we’ve both been there – still delicious though!). Let them cool down slightly so your guests don’t burn their mouths and then watch them disappear in an instant.
Melani & Lorna