Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola Appetizer Recipe

Excerpted, with permission, from http://bettereats.com/

Gorgonzola Stuffed Figs 300x300 Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola Appetizer Recipe

Gorgonzola Stuffed Figs

Completely blow the minds of your competition errr Company this Holiday Season!  In addition to beautiful and delicious… it is pretty good for you, too!  Fig fruit is low in calories. 100 grams of fresh figs are only 74 calories. However, they contain health benefits like soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely to your optimum health and wellness!

Yeah!  So, go ahaead and make this Martha-Worth appetizer for your next party and wow your friends!

5.0 from 1 reviews

Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola
 
Prep time
Total time
 
Gorgonzola cheese meets dried figs poached in port. The result: a thoroughly elegant holiday appetizer.
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 16 medium figs, dried – about 8 ounces
  • ½ cup port
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, balsamic
  • ¼ cup cheese, crumbled Gorgonzola – 2 ounces
  • ¼ cup cream cheese, reduced-fat – softened
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, fresh – chopped
  • 2 ounces prosciutto – sliced and trimmed of fat
  • pepper, black, coarsely ground – to taste
Instructions
  1. Snip the stem off each fig and make a crisscross cut two-thirds of the way down to partially open the fig. Trim the base of each fig so it will sit upright when finished.
  2. Place the figs, port and vinegar in a small saucepan; cook, uncovered, over low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until the figs are plumped and softened and most of the liquid is reduced, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, combine Gorgonzola, cream cheese and rosemary in a small bowl; blend with a fork.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until the figs are cooled.
  5. Cut prosciutto into ¼-inch-wide ribbons.
  6. Using a teaspoon, melon baller or small spoon, place a dollop of cheese mixture in the opening of each fig.
  7. Garnish each appetizer with a ribbon of prosciutto. Dust with a grinding of pepper.

 

pixel Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola Appetizer Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links - any opinions stated are strictly my own!

About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 14 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.

Comments

  1. Yum! I love figs and these look amazing. I’d love for you to share this recipe at my January Recipe Swap. We’re sharing appetizer, snack and party food recipes this month. Hope you’ll join us!

    http://frugalandfocused.com/2013/01/january-recipe-swap-superbowl-snacks-appetizerssnacksparty-food/
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused´s last blog post ..Comment on Caramel Brownie Bites by January Recipe Swap: Superbowl Snacks (Appetizers/Snacks/Party Food) – Frugal & Focused

  2. Kelli,
    This is a great Appetizer that I will enjoy serving for any party. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    Miz Helen´s last blog post ..Whats For Dinner Next Week 1-6-13

Speak Your Mind

*

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge