Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese (Grill or Air Fryer)

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese

I’m obsessed with these figs stuffed with blue cheese wrapped in Prosciutto ham! Such a great way to enjoy figs as an appetizer or light lunch. Prosciutto and Figs pair well in salads raw, but when the figs cook, they caramelize and become even sweeter and more delicious.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

I tested these figs on the grill and in my air fryer, they came out great both ways! If you want to skip the salad, these would be great on their own served on a platter. I also tested them with bacon, which was also delicious, but to be honest, the saltiness of the Prosciutto really did it for me.

Fun fact–although the fig is considered a fruit, it’s actually a flower that has inverted into itself. Figs are easy to eat, no peeling or pitting. There are many varieties of figs, and most of them sold in the US are grown in California. Fresh figs do have a short season, usually between mid-May through November, depending on the variety. I was lucky to get a shipment of most of these figs from California Figs, and find my favorite to be Mission, which are the sweetest.

Fig Varieties

  • Mission Figs: dark purple with black skins, with a light pink interior
  • Brown Turkey Figs: light purple to black skin, with a light pink interior
  • Kadota Figs: bright green to light amber, with a light brown to pink interior
  • Sierra Figs: beautiful pale green skin with a pale pink interior
  • Tena Figs: pale yellow skin with light brown interior
  • Tiger Figs: light yellow and green stripes on the skin, with bright red purple interior

How To Make Stuffed Figs

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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.
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Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese

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221 Cals 7.5 Protein 27 Carbs 10.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Lunch
CUISINE: American
Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Ingredients

Figs:

  • 8 large figs
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, (2 ounces) crumbled
  • 4 thin strips prosciutto , cut in half lengthwise (2 ounces total)

Salad:

  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Divide and arrange arugula on 4 salad plates or one platter.
  • Starting at the stem end, cut figs in half nearly through but leave the blossom end in tact.
  • Press 1/2 tablespoon cheese in the center then press halves back together. Wrap each fig with prosciutto half and secure with a toothpick.
  • GRILL: Preheat the grill to high heat, grill 5 minutes turning often until crisp. Remove and set aside.
  • AIR FRYER: Preheat the air fryer 400F 3 minutes. Air fry the figs 5 to 6 minutes, until crisp. Remove and set aside.
  • Place figs over arugula and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Video

Notes

You can prep them up to 1 day ahead and leave them refrigerated.

Nutrition

Serving: 2figs, Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 7.5g, Fat: 10.5g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 20.5mg, Sodium: 572mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 22g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 6
Keywords: figs

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Photo credit: Jess Larson

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21 comments

  1. Incredibly good. I will definitely make this again.

  2. This is so simple a delicious! I have never had success when stuffing cheese in anything.  It ALWAYS oozes out. Next time I will just sprinkle the blue cheers on top!  

  3. This was so beautiful and EASY! Made it for a dinner party and people were blown away.  I don’t have a grill so I just used the broil setting in the oven and it worked just fine. It is a great recipe for entertaining since you can assemble ahead of time,  then just pop it in the oven before dinner.  I do recommend sampling the cheese before you buy bc if it’s too strong, it can overpower this recipe. I opted for a Roquefort that was more mild than a blue and probably will go even less stinky next time to ensure its appeal to the widest variety of diners. Great recipe, highly recommend! 

  4. I can’t find fresh figs, but really would love to try this recipe for the upcoming holidays. Don’t imagine dry figs would work at all, would they?

  5. I finally found fresh figs at the store and I’m so glad I did! These figs are awesome!

  6. Would feta cheese work in this recipe?  I’m not a big fan of blue cheese or goat cheese

  7. We don’t eat blue cheese.  What a their cheese would be good

  8. These sound amazing. Can you bake them in the oven as well?  Thanks for all your amazing recipes!!

  9. What temperature and how long in the oven? I don’t have a grill or air fryer?

  10. Can this be done in the oven? Sounds delicious.

  11. I’m wondering how this would turn out using dried figs?

  12. I want to make these for a gathering at my house. Can you make these a head of time and warm up?

  13. Is there another variety of cheese that may work? We’re a family of blue cheese haters, but live just about any other kind!

  14. My three favorite foods together. Racing to the store first thing in the am for ingredients. This looks amazing!!!! You are a food wizard. 🙂

  15. Can these go in the oven?