Prior to our pizza party (see my last blog entry) I made an appetizer that I have tried a few times and have always loved. So I decided to give it a try!
In retrospect, I would have baked the figs for a shorter time, because both the figs and the prosciutto were chewy. Also, I would have placed the arugula on the platter prior to the figs to wilt and provide a slightly peppery flavor.
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese and topped with Balsamic Syrup and Arugula
whoo...that's a long name for a tiny appetizer
All photographs included in this post were taken by Niky. Be sure to visit her blog for more amazing photographs!
Cut figs open and stuff with goat cheese. Be sure not to cut all the way through the fig. Wrap with a slice of prosciutto (cut prosciutto in strips long enough to wrap the whole fig). Place on foil lined baking sheet. Place in 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes or until goat cheese in heated through. Place on serving platter.
Boil Balsamic Vinegar until thick. Place arugula over (I like it under normally) and drizzle Balsamic Syrup over figs and arugula.