Friday, July 16, 2010

Stuffed Figs

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No real recipe here – just a sweet and savory bite of figs, mascarpone and prosciutto dipped in chopped walnuts. It takes only minutes to prepare and will have your guests popping them by the handful.

I recently attended a reception of Italian furnishings at a nearby store and these were among the appetizers served. I’ve since made them a couple of times and the plate gets emptied quicker than you can say Calamyrna.

Dried figs are used here, which give a really intense figgy flavor and a chewy contrast to the creamy mascarponse cheese. If you want to try something similar using fresh figs, check out Marie’s post where she grills fresh figs, brie cheese and prosciutto.

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Stuffed Fig Appetizers 

Printable Recipe Here

OK, so this is so simple it’s almost embarassing.

Just take a dried fig. I used Calamyrna figs and cut them in half. Then take each half and cut it in half again. Spread a spoonful of mascarpone on one of the pieces, press another piece against it and roll in prosciutto. Dip the ends in chopped walnuts.

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29 comments:

Daniela said...

Devono essere squisiti, ne prendo uno.. e poi provero' la ricetta. Buon week end Daniela.

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Gracie said...

Another one I have absolutely to try! Thanks.

Recipe for Delicious said...

Linda, that sure sounds like a recipe in my book! And one that I want to try. I've never actually tried figs, but these look so lovely they might just be the thing that does it! Thanks!

Stacey Snacks said...

I like that you can use dried figs, since my beautiful, luscious fresh figs are not in the markets for about a month or so.
I can't wait to make some fig apps!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An amazing appetizer idea! A delicious combination!

Cheers,

Rosa

Proud Italian Cook said...

Fresh figs are funny, sometimes I buy them and they don't taste sweet at all even though they look nice and ripe. This is a sure thing for that nice figgy flavor, I just might give these a try this weekend, they sound perfect!

Susi said...

Sounds amazing! I'm bookmarking this one!

bellini valli said...

Dried figs are so much easier to find than fresh at certain times of the year. I can see why you would love this recipe.

Cathy said...

Scrumptious, Linda. I love the addition of chopped walnuts. I have some hazelnuts - I think I'll try that.

Have a great weekend.

elra said...

utterly delicious, how can I resist Linda?

Claudia said...

I have Saturday's appetizer. So happy it can be done with dried figs. Fresh figs are hard to come by in MN. I always love figs and prosicutto together.

FOODalogue said...

What a perfect bite!

Danielle said...

beautiful little bites of yumminess

♥peachkins♥ said...

OMG! this looks awesome!
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momgateway said...

How timely...I got both fresh and dried figs from Central Market this weekend...

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love this simple yet spectacular idea. Thank you!

The Food Hunter said...

Wow! So simple yet so delicious. I can't wait to try these

Peter M said...

Merely mention figs and I'm sold on a dish/recipe. I can't wait to eat the ripe ones in Greece.

lisaiscooking said...

I like the crunchy walnut topping! We should have fresh, local figs soon if they're not already at the farmers' markets. Can't wait to enjoy them!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful and intense combination! A flavor explosion in the mouth!

This looks like a good fresh fig summer for us from our tree .... if the squirrels cooperate.

Linda said...

Linda these look fabulous...I would love a few right this minute!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I just bought fresh figs...love em! I will have to try this recipe next time we have guests...it seems so simple, yet the flavors have got to be great together.

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Frank said...

Yum! You know, I've always felt that prosciutto and figs went better together than prosciutto and melon...

M. said...

I love stuffed figs, and the simpler the better :)

I Sicilian said...

Great, great, finger food and appetizers. I bet you couldn't keep them on the dish too long

Phyllis said...

I've never made anything like this before but I can't wait to try these. The mascarpone/ fig/prosciutto combo sounds fab!

joe@italyville said...

had these at a restaurant last week... simply awesome!