Gluten Free Fig and Goat Cheese Frittata

Fig, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Frittata Recipe

Oh, how I love fig season, however fleeting it may be. Beautiful, ripe, luscious figs call out my name, just begging to be eaten out of hand or used in recipes.

Apparently, I am not the only one who treasures figs. The ancient Greeks thought so highly of figs that they created laws forbidding the export of the best quality figs. The Romans considered the fig sacred. In the Middle East, the prophet Mohammed is purported to have said, “If I should wish a fruit brought to Paradise, it would certainly be the fig.”

This simple, gluten free recipe is one of my very favorite ways to use figs – a frittata. Frittatas are perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a snack. They are simple to prepare, good served hot or at room temperature and in some cases, can be pretty darn impressive. This fig, goat cheese, and prosciutto frittata recipe is sophisticated and even elegant.

I like to use a cast iron skillet for my frittatas but any skillet will do. You can even make this in a pretty baking dish if you need to transport it to someplace else.

I prefer the darker figs such as Brown Turkey or Black Mission but you can use the variety you like best or that is easier for you to find. Of course, for the best flavor and healthiest frittatas, start with organic, pastured eggs, I use Nature’s Yoke eggs.

This is one of my favorite frittata and fig recipes! What’s yours?

Gluten Free Fig Frittata

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Gluten Free Fig and Goat Cheese Frittata
Gluten Free Fig, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Frittata Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
24 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 649 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 8 large organic cage free eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ pound fresh figs quartered
  • 4 ounces prosciutto chopped
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, pepper and about half the thyme leaves. Heat a 10 – 11 inch skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter. Heat until the oil is hot and the butter melted. Pour the egg mixture into the pan. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes or until the edges of the frittata start to firm up. Place the figs, prosciutto, goat cheese and remaining thyme leaves on top of the frittata. Place in the oven and bake until the frittata is set. Check the center to make sure the frittata is cooked through.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Fig, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Frittata Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 649 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g 83%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 448mg 149%
Sodium 1047mg 44%
Potassium 451mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 42%
Vitamin C 12.7%
Calcium 17.9%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. October 1, 2012

    What a lovely recipe indeed, combining so many of my favourite ingredients! Genius!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      October 2, 2012

      I like the sound of that – genius :)

  2. Jeni
    October 2, 2012

    OMG! I want this now – its perfect!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      October 3, 2012

      Thanks Jeni!

  3. Donna
    October 2, 2012

    Fabulous!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      October 3, 2012

      Thank you Donna!

  4. Julie
    October 3, 2012

    What a great combination of flavors! And so simple, thanks!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      October 3, 2012

      You are welcome Julie!

  5. October 8, 2012

    Wow, this sounds delicious! I haven’t been able to find fresh figs here yet (and our farmers’ markets all closed by this Sunday) but should I find them…boy, I’ll have to buy a bunch. ;) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      October 9, 2012

      Thank you Jen.

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