Baked figs with blue cheese and balsamic

Baked figs with blue cheese and balsamic
  • Serves icon Serves 2-3
  • Time icon Hands-on time 5 min, oven time 20-25 min

A simple starter consisting of sweet figs wrapped in salty parma ham, topped with blue cheese and balsamic and then baked until gorgeously sticky.

Want more inspiration? These baked figs are served with goat’s cheese, honey and walnuts.

Ingredients

  • 6 figs
  • 6 pieces of Parma ham
  • 50g roquefort cheese
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar glaze
  • Splash of dry white wine
  •  Fresh basil 
  •  Crusty bread

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Cut the into quarters, slicing most of the way through but keeping the base intact. Squeeze the base of each fig to open it up, then wrap each one in a piece of parma ham, leaving the top open.
  2. Put in a baking dish, then dot with the roquefort cheese. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar glaze and a splash of dry white wine, then bake for 20-25 minutes until oozing. Scatter with fresh basil and serve with crusty bread.

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