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Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

Fall 2002, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Gorgonzola cheese meets dried figs poached in port. The result: a thoroughly elegant holiday appetizer.


Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola Recipe

Makes: 16 pieces

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Ingredients

  • 16 dried Mission figs, (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup port
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, (2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, softened (2 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 ounces sliced prosciutto, trimmed of fat
  • Coarsely ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Snip the stem off each fig and make a crisscross cut two-thirds of the way down to partially open the fig. Trim the base of each fig so it will sit upright when finished.
  2. Place the figs, port and vinegar in a small saucepan; cook, uncovered, over low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until the figs are plumped and softened and most of the liquid is reduced, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, combine Gorgonzola, cream cheese and rosemary in a small bowl; blend with a fork. Cover and refrigerate until the figs are cooled. Cut prosciutto into 1/4-inch-wide ribbons.
  4. Using a teaspoon, melon baller or small spoon, place a dollop of cheese mixture in the opening of each fig. Garnish each appetizer with a ribbon of prosciutto. Dust with a grinding of pepper.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition

Per piece: 76 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 109 mg sodium; 98 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 fruit


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