There are some things that seem too fancy pants to make unless you’ve got a special occasion or are entertaining. Then there are foods that make you want to put on your fancy pants and entertain yourself. These bundles of salty-sweet goodness are quick and easy to whip up, providing crispy satisfaction for whatever the excuse.
Equipment Needed: Toothpicks, Chef’s Knife, Cutting Board, Baking Sheet, Oven
Serving Suggestion: Family Style
Suggested Wine Pairing: Something red
Suggested Beer Pairing: Heartier Ales, Stouts, and Porters
- 1 4oz package of prosciutto ($5.99)
- 15 dried black mission figs ($4.99/lb)
- 6 oz goat cheese ($2.99 )
- About 2-3 TBSP honey ($3.99/16 oz)
- Preheat your oven to 375° F before you start your other prep work.
- Take the figs and cut the stems off. Cut the prosciutto slices in half, lengthwise.
- Take one of the half slices of prosciutto and put a small crumble of goat cheese on one end (about half the size of one of the figs). Place the fig on top of the cheese and roll the prosciutto around them. You want to make sure that you totally encompass the ingredients inside, so don’t go in just one direction when rolling, wrap the whole thing up.
- Skewer with a toothpick when you’re done to hold things together.
- Place the pockets on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven for 5 minutes. Take them out and flip them over at that point and throw them back in for another 2-3 minutes. You’ll be able to smell them when they’re done.
- Remove those puppies from the oven and drizzle honey over the top (trust us, you’ll want to do this to cut the saltiness of the prosciutto). Let them cool for a few minutes before serving.