Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


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This recipe is simple but deceptively complex. It just is not rocket science to put these ingredients together but the balance of the sweetness, creaminess, umami, saltiness and the black pepper just works. It is the pepper that brings all of this together I feel.

Prosciuttos can vary widely in the amount of sodium they contain. I have seen some with as much as 770 milligrams of sodium per ounce (each individual slice is usually about 1/2 ounce). For this recipe the prosciutto I used had about 440 milligrams per ounce. I generally like to find hams that are imported as they are a bit lower in sodium.


Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Pieces: 16

Cooking time: 60 minutes (does not include chilling time)

8 medium figs (sliced in half lengthwise)
2 ounces goat cheese
to taste black pepper
1 ounce prosciutto
spray oil

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs, a healthy hors d'eouvres recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Spray a large skillet with spray oil and add the figs, cut side up.

Divide the goat cheese evenly between the 12 halves of the figs, stuffing the goat cheese in the small hole in the center of the fig.

Allow the figs and cheese to sit at room temperature until the goat cheese is soft enough to spread evenly over the top of the figs.

Grind the black pepper over the stuffed figs.

Cut the prosciutto into 16 squares (about 8 squares per slice) and place 1 square on top of each fig.

Place the figs in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 piece

Servings: 15

Amount Per Serving

Calories 42 Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 2mcg Potassium 79mg