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Pintxo's Stuffed Fig Recipe

Pintxo's Stuffed Fig Recipe - House & Home

A salty-sweet Spanish dish from Pinxto chef Alonzo Ortiz.

Yield: 
6 servings
Ingredients: 

12 large fresh figs, preferably Black Mission
3 oz Serrano ham, finely chopped
3 oz Mahón cheese, grated
Sliced almonds, toasted, and honey, for garnish

Instructions: 

Step 1: Preheat oven to 425°F.

Step 2: Remove fig stems. Quarter figs from top going 2/3 way down. Place on a parchment-lined roasting pan. Form cavity in figs with fingertip.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, mix ham and cheese. Stuff fig cavities with mixture. Bake until hot, 12 minutes.

Step 4: Serve topped with almonds and honey.

For a delicious dessert, try caramelized figs with mascarpone and honey.

Author: 

Alonzo Ortiz, House & Home November 2013 issue

Photographer: 

Leslie Williams

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