If you’re looking for a delicious cheese-based starter to kickstart your big feast, Claire Burt’s simple recipe for baked figs is perfect.
Made with her award-winning Burt’s Blue cheese, it takes no time at all to make, can be prepared in advance, and tastes amazing; the sharpness of the Burt’s Blue marrying perfectly with the saltiness of the Parma ham and the sweetness of the figs. Served with a simple salad, it’s a great festive starter.
Baked figs with parma ham and Burt’s Blue Cheese
Serves 4 as a starter
4 plump figs
100g of Burt’s Blue cheese
4 slices of Parma ham
Honey or a balsamic glaze
Salad leaves to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/ gas mark 4. Make a cross in the top of the figs, push a wedge of Burt’s Blue into the cross, wrap the figs in a slice of Parma ham.
2. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, remove from the oven and finish with a drizzle of honey or balsamic glaze. Serve with salad.