Pickled Fig Sandwich with Ricotta and Prosciutto

Staff Writer
Pickled Fig Sandwich with Ricotta and Prosciutto
Jessica Chou

A great sandwich has a fine balance between salty and sweet. In this sandwich, by pickling the figs you're adding a bit of both sensations. The whole package is rounded out by a meat no one can argue with — proscuitto — and ricotta cheese for a subtle addition of texture and flavor. Picked figs can be kept for any rainy day, but they make an excellent addition to a sandwich like this.

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Ready in
3 h
1
Servings
1350
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1 sandwich

Notes

Note: The figs can be made up to a week in advance and stored in a refrigerator.

Ingredients

For the pickled figs

  • 1 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 1/2 Cup cider vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons ginger, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup fresh figs

For the sandwich

  • 2 slices white crusty bread
  • 1/4 Cup ricotta
  • 3 pieces of prosciutto

Directions

For the pickled figs

Combine the water, vinegar, ginger, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a fork, poke holes in the figs so they will be able to absorb the liquid. Add the figs to the mixture and reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the figs cook for 2-3 hours, depending on your preference. Refrigerate if not using immediately.

For the sandwich

Toast the bread until it browns slightly. If the figs are still warm, cut them in half (as many as you would like) and place them on the bottom slice of bread. Spread on the ricotta and add the proscuitto and the top slice of bread. Serve warm.

Pickle Shopping Tip

Look for glass jars with metal lids (preferably Mason jars). They are more easily sanitized than plastic containers.

Pickle Cooking Tip

When pickling foods, invert the jar for about 5 minutes after sealing it to ensure a tight seal.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
49%
Sugar
129g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
64%
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Protein
86g
100%
Carbs
167g
56%
Vitamin A
85µg
9%
Vitamin B12
2µg
41%
Vitamin B6
1mg
68%
Vitamin C
4mg
7%
Vitamin D
2µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
10µg
13%
Calcium
323mg
32%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
69µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
89µg
22%
Folic acid
12µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
36%
Magnesium
153mg
38%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
70%
Phosphorus
1053mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
2173mg
62%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
58%
Sodium
7257mg
100%
Sugars, added
100g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Zinc
9mg
60%