Fresh or dried, figs lend a sublime sweetness to all sorts of dishes, from easy apps to healthful desserts to interesting entrées.
Photo: John Autry
Prosciutto and fresh figs are a classic Italian combination. Here, along with Manchego cheese and fig jam, they create a sweet-savory sandwich that's simple yet memorable. Great ingredients make all the difference here, so look for a fine loaf of artisan bread and quality prosciutto.