Warm Fig and Prosciutto Goat Cheese Dip Recipe

Yields: About 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces goat cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fig jam (high-quality recommended)
  • ¼ cup pistachios, chopped
  • Crackers or toasted baguette slices, for serving

Equipment

  • Medium bowl
  • Baking dish (approximately 9×7 inches or a pie pan)
  • Small bowl (for fig jam, optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Combine Cheeses and Prosciutto: In a medium bowl, combine the softened goat cheese and cream cheese. Beat with a hand mixer or whisk until light and fluffy. Gently fold in the chopped prosciutto.
  • Assemble Dip: Transfer the cheese and prosciutto mixture to your baking dish, smoothing into an even layer.
  • Add Fig Jam: Spoon the fig jam over the cheese mixture. If desired, place the fig jam in a separate small bowl for a more customizable dipping experience.
  • Bake: Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the dip is warmed through and slightly bubbly.
  • Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle the chopped pistachios over the top of the warm dip. Serve immediately with crackers or toasted baguette slices.

Tips:

  • Room Temperature: Bring the cheeses to room temperature before mixing for the best texture.
  • High-Quality Fig Jam: Look for a good fig jam for the most vibrant flavor.
  • Variations: Experiment with additions like a drizzle of honey, balsamic glaze, or fresh herbs like thyme.
  • Make-Ahead Option: Assemble the dip (up to the baking point) in advance, cover, and refrigerate. Bring it to room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.

Enjoy your warm, decadent, and flavorful Fig and Prosciutto Goat Cheese Dip!

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