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Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese and Pecans

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These delicious grilled proscuitto-wrapped figs with blue cheese and pecans are an ideal accompaniment to many kinds of wine.

  • Servings: 12

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 1177c

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh black Mission figs, stems removed
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, cut into 12 equal pieces
  • 6 pecan halves, broken in half lengthwise
  • 6 thin slices proscuitto, 2 to 3 ounces, cut in half lengthwise
  • Olive oil, for brushing
  • Honey, for serving

Directions

  1. Place 12 skewers (4 inches each) in water to soak for at least 10 minutes. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Slice the figs through the center vertically without cutting all the way through. Carefully open each fig, and place a slice of cheese and a pecan piece inside each. Gently squeeze figs to enclose the cheese. Wrap figs horizontally with a strip of proscuitto and skewer to secure. Brush the figs with oil and place on the grill. Cook, just until grill marks begin to appear, about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn and repeat with opposite side.

  3. Transfer to a serving platter, and lightly drizzle with honey. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  • cloeschaubgma
    7 DEC, 2016
    I liked this recipe, but here, the figs were completely out of season and didn't taste that great, so I'd suggest only making it with very sweet figs.
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  • ShanKay
    15 JUL, 2012
    Made this last night before dinner. They stayed together nicely and tasted fantastic. I needed to cook a little longer than recipe called for...to make sure the cheese melted well. I used a whole half of the pecan because my fresh figs were large. Plus, I'm from GA, so I just had to. Shan Kay Greenwich, CT
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  • emmlou
    13 DEC, 2010
    Made these this past summer when figs were on sale. Very good and easy appetizers...will be making again for a small dinner party. I will definitely try to make them ahead of time and keep in the fridge b/f grilling.
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  • melwilks
    24 SEP, 2010
    When I serve this to guests they swoon. This is the best recipe I've ever gotten off this website. Take the extra time to toast your pecans. Make sure the blue cheese (or gorg, of course) is a creamy one. Get these cute skewers from Cost Plus World Market. Buy excellent paper-thin proscuitto. Super yum. I made these ahead, refrigerated for a few hours and served at room temp. Didn't grill, though you certainly could. Melissa Wilks, Atlanta, GA
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  • tygerlilly
    24 JUN, 2010
    You can substitute Gorgonzola cheese for the Bleu cheese~it is delicious
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