Fig Butter made its debut on Trader Joe shelves recently, and from the moment I laid eyes on it, I knew it would be love at first bite. I rushed home to recreate a sandwich I’d had in Sonoma (wine country), bursting with flavors of sweet fig, sharp cheese, and salty prosciutto.
The definition of a fruit butter is that it contains more fruit than sugar, and is cooked down until thick, resulting in concentrated, intense fruit flavor. Because it’s so concentrated, a little goes a long way. Just a small dollop will give you a big punch of fruit flavor.
I love including fruit butters on cheese platters for self-serve entertaining. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
I hope you enjoy my Fig Prosciutto Sandwich, and please share other ideas for creative ways to use this and other TJ fruit butters.
- 2 slices multigrain bread, toasted
- 1 Tbsp Fig Butter
- 2 slices prosciutto
- 2 slices manchego or other hard cheese
- 1 large handful arugula
- 1 tsp Balsamic Vinaigrette (optional)
- Spread fig butter on one side of bread. Spread balsamic vinaigrette on the other piece of bread.
- Assemble prosciutto, cheese, and arugula on bottom layer, and close sandwich.