Fresh Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto with Frisée and Lemon Mascarpone – Day 8 of the 12 Days of Canapés – 2012

Figs wrapped in prosciutto with frisée and lemon mascarpone

These pretty morsels are delightfully old-school and have been on the cocktail party scene for a very long time. I still love them though as they manage to be elegant in their presentation but combine some flavours that are somewhat rustic staples of Italian cooking.

Feel free to substitute arugula for the frisée if that is what you happen to have on hand. Also, if you are having trouble finding fresh figs at this time of the year or they are prohibitively expensive you could also use slices of ripe pear that have been sprinkled with some lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. You could even caramelize the pear slices in a little butter and brown sugar first before rolling them up in the salty slices of prosciutto or Serrano ham.

The rolling can be just a bit fiddly at first but after a few of these you will soon get the hang of it! These canapés can be made up to a few hours ahead of serving. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container and refrigerate. Allow to come up to room temperature before serving.


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