Basil can be used as a wonderful addition to many dishes to give them an extra interesting kick! This fig appetizer gets just that with fresh basil leaves and wrapped with prosciutto and a delicious syrup. It doesn’t take long to make and everyone will think it’s so elegant!
- 4 figs, fresh
- 16 slices of proscuitto
- 16 basil leaves, fresh
- ½ cup (125ml) balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup
- Olive oil for drizzling
Time required 10 minutes
Difficulty level 2
Cost of ingredients 10USD
Clean and quarter figs and wash basil leaves, set aside.
Take a fig quarter and place a basil leaf on it. Wrap prosciutto around basil and fig and set on a plate. Repeat with the rest of the fig slices, basil and prosciutto.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, add balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Cook until thick and bubbly. Using a spoon, drizzle syrup over the figs, prosciutto and basil. Drizzle a little olive oil on top and serve!
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