Farmer’s Market Find: Fresh Figs wrapped in Prosciutto

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Fully loaded fig tree, up close.

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A LOT of figs!

A true farmer’s market find, although you’re more likely to find it hiding in someone’s back yard.  Last week I was lucky enough to have my mother bring me some figs from her back yard.  This week, I’m doing the picking, in central Louisiana at my in-law’s.  A bountiful supply!!

Of course, we had to eat some fresh.  I had picked up a few packets of pre-sliced prosciutto on the way up, hoping to pair it with the figs.

I had them try it on a little piece of french bread…

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and then I had them try it without the bread, just the fig, cheese, and prosciutto.

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We all liked it better without the bread, as the bread tends to dilute the flavors of the figs and prosciutto.

We used regular old cream cheese, but a fresh goat cheese or other mild soft cheese would be delicious, too.

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