Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola
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Ingredients

  • 16  medium-sized dried figs (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 Cup  port
  • 1 Tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup  Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup  reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Teaspoon  rosemary, chopped
  • 2 Ounces  prosciutto, sliced and trimmed of fat
  •   Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste

Gorgonzola cheese meets dried figs poached in port. The result: a thoroughly elegant holiday appetizer.

See all fig recipes.

Directions

Snip the stem off each fig and make a crisscross cut 2/3 of the way down to partially open the fig. Trim the base of each fig so that it will sit upright when finished.

Place the figs, port, and vinegar in a small saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until the figs are plumped and softened and most of the liquid is reduced, 10-15 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

Meanwhile, combine the Gorgonzola, cream cheese, and rosemary in a small bowl. Blend with a fork. Cover and refrigerate until the figs are cooled. Cut the prosciutto into ¼-inch-wide ribbons.

Using a teaspoon, melon baller, or small spoon, place a dollop of the cheese mixture in the opening of each fig. Garnish each appetizer with a ribbon of prosciutto. Season with pepper, to taste.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

43 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:

2%

Servings:

16
  • Fat 2g 3%
  • Carbs 4g 1%
  • Saturated 1g 6%
  • Fiber 0g 2%
  • Sugars 3g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 2g 4%
  • Cholesterol 8mg 3%
  • Sodium 134mg 6%
  • Calcium 21mg 2%
  • Magnesium 5mg 1%
  • Potassium 67mg 2%
  • Iron 0mg 1%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 26mg 4%
  • Vitamin A 19µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 2%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 2%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 1%
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