Baked Fig Bites

Makes 28 bites. Recipe is adapted by Lisa Broussard from recipe by Miles Eustis in Southern Living magazine.

14 small fresh figs, stemmed and halved

10 ozs. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

1 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary

1/2 tsp. pepper

1/4 lb. prosciutto slices, cut in half lengthwise

Fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish, optional

1. Top each fig half evenly with gorgonzola cheese, and sprinkle evenly with rosemary and pepper.

2. Wrap prosciutto around each fig, securing with wooden picks; place rolls, seam sides down, on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish, if desired.

Note: Ten ounces crumbled blue cheese may be substituted for crumbled gorgonzola cheese.