"These figs are easy to pick up and eat if you happen to be using your other hand for a glass of sangria!"
Recipe courtesy of Jose Garces
Serrano Ham-Wrapped Figs
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Prepare the figs: Combine the wine, 1 cup water, the cloves, allspice and peppercorns in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over the figs in a large bowl and let soak at room temperature, 1 hour. (The figs can be prepared up to 1 week ahead; refrigerate in an airtight container.)

Meanwhile, make the crema: Combine the blue cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, buttermilk and roasted garlic in a blender; puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. (The crema can be made up to 1 day ahead; refrigerate in an airtight container.)

Drain the figs and remove the stems. Carefully wrap each fig with a piece of ham, trimming as necessary. Place small dollops of the crema on a serving platter. Arrange the wrapped figs on the crema and drizzle with the vinegar.

Photograph by Ryan Liebe

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