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Goat cheese stuffed figs with balsamic reduction

Recipe by:Andy Powning

Ingredients

  • 8 ripe figs, firm, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup firm goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 package prosciutto, cut into 1-inch slices
  • For Balsamic Reduction
  • 6 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

Directions

Preheat broiler; remove 1 scoop of flesh from each fig half with small end of a melon ball cutter and discard. Scoop cheese with same end of melon ball cutter and just fill each fig half. Stir together brown sugar, cumin and salt, and then rub onto 1 side of each prosciutto slice. Place one piece of prosciutto, sugar side up, over each fig half. Broil figs, proscuitto side up, on a rack of a broiler pan, about 3 inches from heat, until prosciutto is browned, about 2 minutes.

Balsamic Reduction:

In a small saucepan heat vinegar and brown sugar over moderate heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and simmered one minute. Drizzle the syrup over the figs and enjoy!

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