Fig and Prosciutto Sandwiches


These open-face sandwiches of fig and prosciutto are layered with dollops of mascarpone cheese and mint leaves. You can substitute cream cheese if you can't find mascarpone.


  • 8 thin slices whole-grain bread

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, or cream cheese

  • 8 ripe green figs, stemmed

  • 8 thin slices prosciutto (about 9 ounces), trimmed of fat and torn into quarters

  • 32 fresh mint leaves


  1. Remove crusts from bread, and cut each slice into four squares. Spread mascarpone or cream cheese on each square.

  2. Cut each fig lengthwise into four slices. Place a folded prosciutto slice on each square. Top with a mint leaf and a slice of fig.

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