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Here’s a fig-tastic appetizer to serve this holiday season, courtesy of BetterEats.com, Everyday Health’s new food site!

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

Ingredients

16 medium figs, dried, about 8 ounces

1/2 cup port

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped

2 ounces prosciutto, sliced and trimmed of fat

Black pepper, coarsely ground, to taste

Preparation

1. Snip the stem off each fig and make a crisscross cut two-thirds of the way down to partially open the fig. Trim the base of each fig so it will sit upright when finished.

2. Place the figs, port and vinegar in a small saucepan; cook, uncovered, over low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until the figs are plumped and softened and most of the liquid is reduced, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.

3. Meanwhile, combine Gorgonzola, cream cheese and rosemary in a small bowl; blend with a fork.

4. Cover and refrigerate until the figs are cooled.

5. Cut prosciutto into 1/4-inch-wide ribbons.

6. Using a teaspoon, melon baller or small spoon, place a dollop of cheese mixture in the opening of each fig.

7. Garnish each appetizer with a ribbon of prosciutto. Dust with a grinding of pepper.

*Recipe and image courtesy of BetterEats.com.*