You’ll love cheesy fig prosciutto crescent bites as a healthy snack or an appealing appetizer. This is a match made in culinary Heaven with natural sweetness and savory salty notes.
Dazzling Sweet and Salty Crescent Appetizers
The fig and prosciutto show off so well together that they appear extra-fancy and expensive. Surprisingly, these are pretty affordable! Fig jam and prosciutto bites are worth the splurge – and crescent roll dough is super easy on your budget.
These are the perfect appetizers to make when you want to impress people but also don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen.
There is a dazzling dance that happens on your tastebuds as you take your first bite. First, you’ll taste the salty prosciutto. Then, the super-sweet (and slightly tart) fig jam cuts into it. This results in a complex combination of sweet and salty flavors.
Finally, the cheese adds a rich and creamy top note. It’s almost palette cleansing. You could use extra sharp cheddar if you want it to have a bolder bite.
This recipe only makes 24 bites, so double or triple the recipe if you are going to share them at a party. They go fast!
This sweet and salty cheesy fig prosciutto bites recipe is made with just four ingredients that are easy to find.
Here’s a bit more about what I used:
- Crescent Roll Dough: They bake light and flaky and save you tons of prep time. You’ll need just one 8-ounce tube.
- Fig Jam: This is the next layer on the little bites and add a tangy sweetness to them. You’ll use about 1/2 a cup on all of them total.
- Prosciutto: This is for the savory flavors. You’ll use one slice on each bite.
- White Cheddar Cheese: Use one-inch cubes of cheddar cheese. It ties everything together.
Kitchen Tools Required
This recipe doesn’t require a lot of fancy kitchen gadgets. In fact, all you really need is a baking sheet and serving tray.
Gather the following items before you begin:
- Two Mini Muffin Tins
- Cutting Board
- Serving Tray
For measuring, you will need the following sized cups and spoons: 1/2 cup.
How To Make Cheesy Fig and Prosciutto Appetizer
Now that you have ready all the ingredients and kitchen tools, it’s time to start making this delicious fig and prosciutto appetizer!
Start by preheating the oven to 400F. Then, grease two mini muffin tins.
While the oven heats up, roll out your crescent dough. Pinch the seams of the crescent dough and cut into 24 even squares. I did 8 rows by 3 rows.
Add one piece of dough to the mini muffin tin. Then add a cube of cheese, 1/8th slice of prosciutto, and 1 tsp fig jam to the dough.
Repeat with all 24 pieces.
Finally, bake them for 12-14 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Let them cool for 5 minutes before serving!
Below are some common fig and prosciutto bites questions. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Leave a comment at the bottom of this post!
Is prosciutto good for you?
The answer depends on which nutrients are important to you and your health needs.
Prosciutto is really high in sodium. If you need to watch how much salt you eat, I suggest using thin-sliced ham instead.
Otherwise, prosciutto is really good for you. It’s high in oleic acid, which is a “heart-healthy” type of fat. It’s also a good source of protein.
What are some healthy appetizers to eat with these sweet and tangy bites?
I love appetizers! It’s really easy to cook and prepare healthy appetizers that are also allergen-friendly.
Focus on using whole ingredients as much as possible. Use mostly fruits, vegetables, and proteins, and you will be good.
Here are some of my favorite healthy appetizer recipes for parties:
- Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
- Chicken Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Pineapple Mango Salsa
- Healthy Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
- Avocado Feta Dip
- Quick Guacamole
What can I put on the crescent roll bites besides these three ingredients?
Crescent roll dough is extremely adaptive. It’s the perfect base for any number of ideas and fillings. Start with a recipe theme and build it up from there. Here are some of my favorite ideas – but feel free to be creative and come up with your own.
- Pizza: Start with a base of marinara sauce, then top with pizza toppings and mozzarella cheese.
- Fruity: Fill with chopped fruit and some whipped cream for a fruit pizza pocket.
- Cheesy: Choose your favorite combination of cheeses for an extra cheesy treat.
- Cheese and Veggies: Chop up some roasted veggies and add them to the bites with cheese.
- Breakfast: Fill them with scrambled eggs and either bacon, or sauce, or both!
How do I make these bites taste sweeter?
Taste the bites before you try to make them taste sweeter. The fig jam is super sweet by itself. If you still want it to be a tad sweeter, drizzle a little bit of honey on the outside of each bite after they come out of the oven.
How long can these sit out?
If you are serving them at a party, I suggest only letting them set out for up to two hours. After about an hour, put them in the refrigerator so they last longer.
Store leftover cheesy fig prosciutto bites in an airtight container, like a resealable pyrex dish, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Here are some more of my favorite snack recipes to make. Enjoy!
- Apple Crumble Cake Recipe
- Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
- Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
- No Bake Energy Bites
- Easy Pumpkin Pie Dip
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photography by Moriah Sawtelle
- 1 tub crescent roll dough – 8oz
- 1/2 cup fig jam
- 3 slices prosciutto
- 24 small squares white cheddar cheese, half inch cubes
- Preheat oven to 375F. Grease mini muffin tin.
- Roll out crescent dough. Pinch all seams to create one large rectangle.
- Cut into 24 squares. I did 8 rows by 3 rows to get 24.
- Add one piece of dough to the mini muffin tin. Then add a cube of cheese, 1/8th slice of prosciutto (I just cut into little strips), and 1 tsp fig jam to the dough.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before serving!
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