Gluten Free Figs with Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Honey Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on September 11, 2008

What’s the only good thing about the end of cherry season? It is also the beginning of fig season.

Personally I think that fig season is the cosmic version of a spoonful of sugar helping the medicine go down – at a time when we must don proper clothing, go back to school and shed the laziness of summer we are rewarded with this amazing little fruit.

Actually the fig is not a fruit but an edible flower and it has a long and illustrious history. From the first mention of food in human writings (the walls of caves were early blogs!) the fig has been there. It is said that there was a fig tree in the Garden of Eden.

My first taste of a fresh fig happened reluctantly. I was standing in the yard of someone I had just met and he was showing me his beautiful fig tree. I had just opened my mouth to decline his offer of a taste when he reached up and plucked a perfectly rip fig and practically shoved it in my mouth.

My previous experience with figs had been the dried variety of which I am not very fond and Fig Newtons which were one of the only cookies allowed in my childhood home on a regular basis (and what I personally thought of as a rip off of a cookie) so I was expecting to gag. Instead I feel in love. How could I have gone so long with out knowing how wonderful the fig is?

My favorite way to eat figs is with prosciutto, goat cheese and a drizzle of wild honey. Simple, elegant, divine! Good for a starter, dessert or luxurious snack.

Gluten Free Figs with Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Honey Recipe

Ingredients

2 ripe fresh figs
1 ounce fresh goat cheese
2 slices prosciutto
Drizzle of honey

Directions

Cut the figs into quarters from the top almost to the bottom leaving the quarters attached at the bottom. Spread the quarters out to resemble a flower. Crumble the goat cheese in the center of the figs, drape the prosciutto around and drizzle all with honey.

Servings

A gluten free recipe that serves 1 person.

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Categories:    Appetizers
  • StickyGooeyCreamyChewy

    Whenever someone tells me they don’t like figs, I know they’ve never tasted a ripe, fresh on right off the tree. My dad had a magnificent fig tree. It was so prolific that we couldn’t even make a dent in the fruit. This is just the kind of recipe to use them up. What a great marriage of flavors!

  • Tiffany

    I have always felt the same way about figs. I have never had a fresh one off the tree before, so I will have to try one soon. The flavos sound great, though!

  • Peter G

    You’ve prepared them very similar to what I would do Carol. Love the combination of the cheese and prosciutto and the sweetness of the honey is absolutely spot on to complement the rest of the flavours.

  • Nick

    This is truly one of those appetizer dishes you’d pay $27 for in NYC. Not a fan of figs or goat cheese, but I’ve tasted this or something just like it and when they are all together, they do have an appeal with me somehow.

  • Katie

    Wow. That looks incredible! What a great combination of flavors.

  • taste memory

    u simply can’t go wrong with figs. love how you prepared them and photographed them perfectly!

    Love your writing/photo style ;-)

  • gail

    mmmm! I LOVE your site!! (and I do love figs with cheese and honey too!!) Beautiful photos too :)

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