Sunday, December 07, 2008

Super Fig Meal

That's what tonights meal is. Cooking can be so much fun, experimenting with things, so figs are the main ingredient tonight. Unfortunately, no fig newtons for dessert.

But, our appetizer comes from the Martha Stewart clone, Sandra Lee.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

4 large whole figs (or 16 small mission figs), quartered
Goat cheese
1 (3-ounce) package prosciutto
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Cut a small hole in the center of the flesh of each fig. Fill each hole with 1/4 teaspoon of goat cheese.

Take a prosciutto slice and tear in half. Use 1 half to diagonally wrap around the fig, starting from the top. Tuck underneath at the ends. Repeat until all figs are wrapped. (Secure with toothpicks if necessary.) Place wrapped figs on prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced.

In a small bowl, combine honey and pumpkin pie spice. Drizzle honey evenly over each fig.

Place in the oven on the top rack and roast for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.

And, the old favorite from Dragon's Kitchen, combined with Montalcino Gnocchi with Rachel Ray.


Sarge Charlie said...

Hey Sparkey, this is an upbeat post, I hope you are doing well.

Sparky Duck said...

I took my meds

Bond said...

Not a fig guy personally

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Love figs; great recipe :)

And in case I don't get back around here in the next few days, happy holidays to you and yours!

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