Prosciutto Fig and Cheese Bruschetta Recipe

Prosciutto Fig and Cheese Bruschetta Recipe

By 10/09/2014

I simply adore figs. Properly ripe ones will beautifully melt in your mouth and you can do so many fab things with them: They are delicious in sweet tarts, cakes and desserts, fig jam is fabulous andΒ  they can be added into many savoury dishes too.

I think one of the best and most classic combinations is Parma ham and figs. Add some cheese and a sprinkle of salad or arugola and you have a quick and tasty lunch in no time.

And these bruschette were my lunch yesterday. I drizzled some honey and sprinkled chopped walnuts on the figs too.. pure greed really.. but what a heavenly combination of flavours! πŸ™‚

figs on tree

collecting figs

My dad's figs!


  • Prep Time : 15 minutes



Toast the bread, cut the slices into halves and spread some cheese on them

buschetta with prosciutto and figs

Put a few rocket leaves on the cheese and a slice of Parma ham

buschetta with prosciutto and figs

Wash the figs, trim the stem if it is hard then slice the figs. Cut the slices into quarters and put them on top of the ham.

Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and serve!

buschetta with prosciutto and figs buschetta with prosciutto and figs

Bruschetta with prosciutto and figs

I am entering this to "Tasty Tuesdays" and to Lucy's "Cook Blog Share".

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15 Responses to Prosciutto Fig and Cheese Bruschetta Recipe

  1. gloria

    I adore figs Alida but have a short season here.But I love when I find.!
    This a lovely recipe:)

  2. Louise

    Oh my goodness, Alida, heavenly! My father had a Fig tree too. You would think it was one of his children because of the way he pampered and took care of it, lol…But oh my was it worth it. We always had delicious figs and as you said, there are so many delectable ways to enjoy them. Bruschetta is just perfect and yours looks delicious with that golden honey:) Thank you so much for sharing, Alida…

  3. mae

    That looks simply delicious! Here in Michigan, we don’t get really good figs very often, and when they come in, the price is high. But a dish like that would make it worth one’s while!

    • Alida

      I agree. It is worth buying them once at least, maybe for a special dinner party πŸ™‚

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    How lucky you are to have a glorious fig tree at your finger tips. I love fresh figs and my parents love them as well. In fact, my dad just purchased about 6 f them a week ago. They are very expensive here on Long Island. He shared them when I was over for dinner and they were amazing. We love to put an almond inside them and eat it that way. But I must say that your recipe for fig and ham bruschetta is definitely a taste bud pleaser. They look so pretty and I love the layers of the flavors, especially the honey for my sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing…have a wonderful day!
    Dottie πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      I know they can be quite expensive. I think it is because they go off so quickly and the costs of transport adds up a lot to their cost. I consider them a treat when I am in the UK (but I still buy them at least once! I love them so much). In Italy they are free as they grow wild without any treatments or pesticides. Such a luxury x

  5. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I made some fig bread yesterday and going to make some open sandwiches with the rest of the figs I bought from the market. These look heavenly, Alida.

  6. My Family Ties

    I absolutely love figs, this looks like a great recipe πŸ™‚ #tastytuesdays

  7. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    I so love figs too Alida. Not only are they divine too eat, but the colour is amazing as well. The combination of figs and parma ham is one of my favourite fig pairings…. delicious!

  8. Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe

    This looks lovely! We have a fig tree and I have always wondered what to use the for, I will definitely have to try this next year x #cookblogshare

    • Alida

      Thank you Kirsty!

  9. Honest Mum

    Utterly beautiful, we adore fresh figs here, my Aunt who lives in Marbella brought some from her tree last week when she visited us, just heavenly! Love this recipe!

  10. Heather

    Oh wow, I absolutely love figs and this just looks amazing. Very jealous that you have access to freshly grown ones too! Definitely trying this weekend πŸ™‚

  11. Lucy Parissi

    I grew up with huge fig trees outside our summer home in Greece. They must be over 80 years old and yet still fruit like crazy. Whenever I visit I overdose on them as they are both hard to find and expensive in the UK. Your bruschetta sounds amazing. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

    • Alida

      My pleasure Lucy to share on your blog. Your photos are just amazing!

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