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Pistachio And Cheese-stuffed Figs

Pistachio And Cheese-stuffed Figs

  • Yield: 24


  • 1 cup Port wine
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
  • 24 large fresh figs, such as Black Mission (or large, moist dates, such as Medjool)
  • 3 ounces mild goat cheese or gorgonzola, softened at room temperature
  • 12 slices prosciutto
  • 48 whole lightly toasted pistachios, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving


  • Add Port and sugar to a small saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat until thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes.

  • Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper. Make as small a hole as possible in each fig. Roll cheese into marble-size balls and place into the cavity of figs. Press figs into pistachios and wrap each with one piece prosciutto. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, seam side down, spreading them one inch apart.

  • Heat a grill pan over medium heat and grill prosciutto-wrapped figs until prosciutto is crisp and figs are heated through, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • To serve, drizzle with olive oil and Port wine reduction; garnish with remaining pistachios.