Brie en Croûte with Prosciutto, Honey Pear Sauce, Figs, and Pistachios!
As we were doing our grocery shopping the other day, we happened to notice that fresh figs were in season.
I've been waiting for this for a while - I've been planning for a decadent gluten-free brie en croûte recipe for Beyond Flour, which requires fresh figs. It's kind of maddening when you dream something up, and don't have access to actualize the idea!
Anyway, as one package of figs contained more than I'd need for my project, I decided to do a second, non-gluten-free version for this blog. So glad I did - you should have seen the look on my husband's face when I presented him with this and declared it to be his supper!
If you've never had fresh figs, it may be a bit difficult to picture how this will taste. Unlike their dried counterparts, fresh figs have a dainty, almost floral taste to them. The taste and texture of the fresh figs pairs perfectly with the saltiness of the prosciutto, the creaminess of the cheese, sweetness of the pear-honey sauce, and the crunch from the pistachios.
This makes a very elegant and impressive appetizer OR dessert course!
Note: This site is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for the site to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. While I’ll only ever link to items that I, personally, wholeheartedly recommend, I do need to put that disclosure out there!