Prosciutto, Fig, and Cheese Sandwich

August 22nd, 2010 by Erin Gennow

Prosciutto, Fig, and Cheese Sandwich

Prosciutto, Fig, and Cheese Sandwich

For a no-cook summer dinner sandwiches are a great option.  Here the classic pairing of Prosciutto and fig is placed on a sandwich with cheese.  I like a semisoft, buttery cheese with a bit of a punch to hold up to the sweet figs and salty, savory Prosciutto.  If you cannot find good, fresh figs you can leave them off or use dried figs.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2 Sandwiches


2-4 slices of Prosciutto (cured Italian ham)

2 slices of truffle cheese, or Fontina (Havarti or Tallegio would also work well)

2 fresh figs, sliced lengthwise into about 4 slices per fig

4 slices of bread, very lightly toasted



Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side of 2 of the slices of bread.

Place a piece of cheese onto each slice of bread with the mayonnaise.

Divide the Prosciutto in half and place one pile on top of each piece of cheese.  I like to kind of bunch and pile the Prosciutto together.

Lay 4 slices of fig on top of each Prosciutto pile.  Top with the remaining bread.

Cut on the diagonally and serve with a side salad or bowl of sliced fruit.

Prosciutto, Fig, and Cheese Sandwich (Open)

Prosciutto, Fig, and Cheese Sandwich (Open)


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4 Responses to “Prosciutto, Fig, and Cheese Sandwich”

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