Roasted Figs with Bleu Cheese and Serrano Ham
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Serves: 4-6
  • 12 fresh figs
  • 5 oz. Bleu cheese (Goat cheese works well too)
  • 12 thin slices of Serrano ham or prosciutto
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • Black pepper
  • Honey
  1. Heat your oven to 375F (200C).
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut off the stems of the figs. Then cut an X into the stem side about ¾ of the way (don't cut all the way down or the figs might fall apart). Use your finger to open them up just a little. Drop about a ½ teaspoon of cheese into each fig and wrap a strip of ham around the bottom half (leaving a bit of the pretty top half poking though).
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil (or use a silpat), and arrange the figs on it, leaving a bit of room between them. Sprinkle a bit of thyme and a cracked pepper on each fig.
  4. Roast for about 8 to 12 minutes until the figs soften, the cheese melts and the ham becomes lightly brown. Arrange them on a platter and drizzle them with a little bit of honey and a sprinkle of almonds.
Recipe by Nerds with Knives at