Prosciutto and Cheese Wrapped Figs

July 10th, 2009 by katie

Looking for a great summer appetizer or snack?  Or is it just too hot to think about cooking or even eating much?  Fresh figs and Burrata cheese wrapped in prosciutto is a delicious summery snack, starter or even a light meal with some bread and a good wine.  If you can’t find Burrata any fresh mozzarella will work or any other soft, mild cheese you like.  Fresh figs come in green or purple and are delicious: chewy, juicy, seedy (if that’s a word).  If you have never tried one, just pop the whole thing in your mouth and chew.  Here, paired with a soft creamy cheese, wrapped in paper thin slices of salty prosciutto and spiked with some fresh cracked black pepper their sweetness is tempered just enough to really bring out all the flavors.

I cut the Burrata and wrapped it up with the figs while it was still cold so keep it from smashing rather than slicing.  Fresh figs don’t stay firm long, so buy them the day you are planning to make these (or maybe the day before).

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11 Responses

  1. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    Oh my! Figs are heaven to me! I am patiently watching my little fig tree grow and grow, but I won’t see figs this season.

    Figs with cheese AND prosciutto – I’m drooling.

  2. Talita

    What a tasteful combination! Amazing pic!

  3. Tiff

    It looks like little Italian Sushi!

  4. oakley rhodes

    Oh, these look so good! I grew up with a fig tree in the back yard and really miss them.

  5. ninetteenrique

    I love figs with prosciutto and goat cheese. Drizzle with a little honey. Heaven.

  6. sweetbird

    I was just planning on doing figs with prosciutto and manchego. Now I’m a copy cat. Boo.

  7. Jeannette

    I love these! Have done them with dried figs and (I think) goat’s cheese. But any excuse for mozzarella will do for me….

  8. Tim

    What a terrific photo!

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  10. Melissa

    When and where can you find fresh figs?

    Figs are in season right now in parts of the US and farmer’s markets and high-end grocery stores in those areas should have them. Check this map to see when different fruits and vegetables are in season in your area. -Katie

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