These beautiful little Baked Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto are delightfully sweet and savory!
Fresh figs are stuffed with herbed soft cheese, wrapped in salty prosciutto, baked and then topped with runny honey and flakey sea salt. These make a perfect fall appetizer or addition to a charcuterie board!
Believe it or not, I hadn’t tried a fig until this year! I saw a photo of one regally placed atop a chocolate cake and I’ve been obsessed with finding them ever since. Unfortunately, by the time I saw the photo last year, the fresh ones were long gone. So this year as soon as I saw them I immediately bought two different varieties and set off home to experiment with these amazing little jewels!
What is a Fig?
Did you know that figs are not technically fruit? They are actually a flower that blooms internally!!! WOW!
Upon reading this it totally starts to make sense why they have such an amazingly unique beauty and why they’re so sweet!
They actually are quite interesting and if you’d like to read more about them you can do so here and here.
These gorgeous, sweet gems are not only lovely to look at, but they also come packed with nutrients (like B6 and copper) and can claim health benefits ranging from promoting digestive health and skin health to helping lower blood sugar and improving heart health!
What is the Best Way to Eat Fresh Figs?
Fresh figs can be used in savory or sweet dishes. They pair nicely with savory things like salty cheeses and meats, olives, garlic and onions. They also make a great accompaniment to sweets with chocolate, citrus, honey and warm spices.
Try adding fresh sliced figs to your breakfast parfait, cereal, pizza or salad! If you need more fig inspiration check out these 27 Fig Recipes.
Baked Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto
Currently my favorite way to enjoy figs is to make these Baked Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto. They are the perfect balance of savory and sweet – and so easy to make!
Simply, slice fresh figs in half and spread them with your favorite soft cheese. I prefer Boursin Gournay Cheese, but you can also use blue cheese, brie, goat cheese, burrata, etc. Then wrap each fig half in thin strips of prosciutto and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper. Bake and then drizzle with honey and flakey sea salt. Optionally, make or buy a balsamic glaze to serve with the baked figs.
How to Serve
These baked figs are best straight from the oven, but they taste great once they’ve cooled as well. My favorite way to serve these is on top of dollops of balsamic glaze. This glaze adds an extra layer of savory and sweet and balances everything nicely.
These make a lovely appetizer or addition to a charcuterie board, but also go great with pizzas and salads! Or try serving them alongside my Seared Scallops with Grapefruit Browned Butter Sauce.
How to Pair
These Baked Figs pair nicely with either red or white wines!
These little delights pair beautifully with a sparking wine like Prosecco, Riesling or Pinot Grigio!
If you are in the mood for a red wine try pairing with a Chianti, Pinot Noir or Shiraz.
Baked Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto
- 8 Fresh Figs cut in half
- 3 oz Soft Cheese
- 8 slices Prosciutto cut in half
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoons Honey
- Cracked Pepper + Flakey Salt to taste
- 3 tablespoons Balsamic Glaze optional
- First, cut off the hard stem of the figs and then cut them in half.
- Spread each fig half with a bit of the soft cheese.
- Wrap each fig half in a half slice of prosciutto and place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper.
- Bake the figs at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, until the prosciutto is crisp.
- Remove from the oven and drizzle with runny honey and sprinkle with flakey sea salt.
- Serve hot with a balsamic glaze!
Clyde Ogara says
Thanks for sharing such a great helping infomation.
You are very welcome!