Figs are like nature's little treasures, bursting with sweetness and a delightful chewy texture. Today, we're taking these luscious figs to a whole new level by stuffing them with creamy Gorgonzola Dolce and ribbons of prosciutto. The finishing touch? A drizzle of sweet honey and a sprinkle of raw crunchy pistachios and thyme leaves. These stuffed figs are a dreamy one-bite delight that will elevate your appetizer game and leave your taste buds dancing with joy.
- 12 ripe assorted figs
- 4 oz Gorgonzola Dolce cheese, cut into small cubes
- 12 small torn pieces of prosciutto
- 1/4 cup raw pistachios
- picked thyme leaves
- 2 tablespoons honey
Prepare the Figs:
Start by washing the figs gently under cold water. Pat them dry with a paper towel. Using a sharp knife, make a small slit at the top of each fig, cutting about halfway down and again crosswise. Be careful not to cut all the way through; you want to create a pocket for the cheese.
Stuff with Gorgonzola Dolce:
Take a cube of creamy Gorgonzola Dolce cheese and stuff each fig. The cheese should provide a beautiful contrast to the sweetness of the figs.
Top with Prosciutto:
Now, it's time to top those figs in salty, savory prosciutto. Cut each slice of prosciutto in half lengthwise to create thinner strips. Tuck the strip on top of the cheese into the fig. The prosciutto not only adds flavor but also gives the stuffed figs an elegant presentation.
Drizzle with Honey:
Place the stuffed figs on a serving platter. Drizzle honey over each fig, creating a sweet glaze that will enhance the flavors of the cheese and figs. You can adjust the amount of honey to your taste.
Garnish with Pistachios and Thyme:
Finally, add a finishing touch by sprinkling raw pistachios and thyme leaves over the stuffed figs. The pistachios not only contribute a lovely crunch but also provide a beautiful green contrast to the dish and the thyme leaves will add an earthy note.
Arrange your stuffed figs on a platter, and you're ready to serve this dreamy one-bite delight! The combination of sweet figs, creamy Gorgonzola, salty prosciutto, and the drizzle of honey is a flavor explosion that your guests won't soon forget.