Caramelized Fig, Manchego, and Prosciutto Sandwiches


Caramelized Fig, Manchego, and Prosciutto Sandwiches

Caramelized Fig, Manchego, and Prosciutto Sandwiches
Serves 4
1 tbsp salted butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
4 fresh (not dried) black mission figs, stemmed and sliced into quarters
1 cup arugula
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, for seasoning
8 slices rustic, crusty bread
8 slices prosciutto
thinly sliced manchego cheese
honey mustard (if you don’t have any on hand, mix 1 tbsp mustard with 1 tbsp honey)

On medium heat in a small saucepan, heat butter until melted. Add brown sugar and place figs in saucepan seeded side down, stirring to coat. Let figs brown and caramelize, stirring occasionally to further incorporate. Figs are done when brown sugar has fully coated them, achieving a gorgeous brown color (about 5-7 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside. Meanwhile, combine arugula and balsamic in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper, and toss to incorporate. Set aside. For each individual sandwich: Place 2 slices of prosciutto on one slice of bread. Top with manchego, arugula, and caramelized figs. Spread honey mustard on another slice of bread and place on top. Repeat for all four sandwiches. Serve.


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  1. Dan

    I really loved this sandwich. It was a wonderful combination of flavors and freshness. The cheese, mustard, and meat all mixed really well together so nothing was overwhelming. It was balanced, savory, and beautifully created salad.


    • queensmithereen

      Oh goodness, I was, too, before I tried this! I bought fresh ones and I didn’t like the taste of them, so I loaded them up with butter and brown sugar (which I’ve concluded can pretty much make anything better), and they got all caramelized and delicious! If you ever want to conquer your fear, this is quite the awesome sandwich! 🙂


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