Goat cheese stuffed figs with balsamic reduction
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8 ripe figs, firm, trimmed and halved lengthwise
1/4 cup firm goat cheese
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 package prosciutto, cut into 1-inch slices
For Balsamic Reduction
6 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
6 tablespoons sugar
Preheat broiler; remove 1 scoop of flesh from each fig half with small end of a melon ball cutter and discard. Scoop cheese with same end of melon ball cutter and just fill each fig half. Stir together brown sugar, cumin and salt, and then rub onto 1 side of each prosciutto slice. Place one piece of prosciutto, sugar side up, over each fig half. Broil figs, proscuitto side up, on a rack of a broiler pan, about 3 inches from heat, until prosciutto is browned, about 2 minutes.
In a small saucepan heat vinegar and brown sugar over moderate heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and simmered one minute. Drizzle the syrup over the figs and enjoy!