Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese

I’m obsessed with these figs stuffed with blue cheese wrapped in Prosciutto ham! Such a great way to enjoy figs as an appetizer or light lunch. Prosciutto and Figs pair well in salads raw, but when the figs cook, they caramelize and become even sweeter and more delicious.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

I tested these figs on the grill and in my air fryer, they came out great both ways! If you want to skip the salad, these would be great on their own served on a platter. I also tested them with bacon, which was also delicious, but to be honest, the saltiness of the Prosciutto really did it for me.

Fun fact–although the fig is considered a fruit, it’s actually a flower that has inverted into itself. Figs are easy to eat, no peeling or pitting. There are many varieties of figs, and most of them sold in the US are grown in California. Fresh figs do have a short season, usually between mid-May through November, depending on the variety. I was lucky to get a shipment of most of these figs from California Figs, and find my favorite to be Mission, which are the sweetest.

Fig Varieties

  • Mission Figs: dark purple with black skins, with a light pink interior
  • Brown Turkey Figs: light purple to black skin, with a light pink interior
  • Kadota Figs: bright green to light amber, with a light brown to pink interior
  • Sierra Figs: beautiful pale green skin with a pale pink interior
  • Tena Figs: pale yellow skin with light brown interior
  • Tiger Figs: light yellow and green stripes on the skin, with bright red purple interior

How To Make Stuffed Figs

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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese in the air fryer

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese in the air fryer

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Figs:

  • 8 large figs
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, (2 ounces) crumbled
  • 4 thin strips prosciutto , cut in half lengthwise (2 ounces total)

Salad:

  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • black pepper
  • Divide and arrange arugula on 4 salad plates or one platter.

  • Starting at the stem end, cut figs in half nearly through but leave the blossom end in tact.

  • Press 1/2 tablespoon cheese in the center then press halves back together. Wrap each fig with prosciutto half and secure with a toothpick.

  • GRILL: Preheat the grill to high heat, grill 5 minutes turning often until crisp. Remove and set aside.

  • AIR FRYER: Preheat the air fryer 400F 3 minutes. Air fry the figs 5 to 6 minutes, until crisp. Remove and set aside.

  • Place figs over arugula and drizzle with vinaigrette.

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You can prep them up to 1 day ahead and leave them refrigerated.

Serving: 2figs, Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 7.5g, Fat: 10.5g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20.5mg, Sodium: 572mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 22g

Freestyle Points: 5

Points: +6

Keywords: figs

Photo credit: Jess Larson