Grilled Figs with Dry Jack and Prosciutto

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Cheese Obsession

By Georgeanne Brennan

Published 2013

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Grilling or roasting fresh figs gives them a caramelized, sweet flavor that enhances this classic Italian-style pairing of a salty cheese, cured meat, and ripe fruit. I like to serve the figs hot off the grill as a starter, or combine them with a simple arugula salad for a light meal.


  • 16 soft fresh figs
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 oz (


Preheat a grill to medium-high and oil the grill rack.

Arrange the figs in a single layer in a shallow baking dish. Drizzle with the olive oil and turn gently to coat them with the oil.

Place the figs on the hot grill and grill, turning once or twice, until the skins start to glisten and lightly char, about 3 minutes. (Alternatively, preheat the