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)


  1. Spread fig butter on one side of bread. Spread balsamic vinaigrette on the other piece of bread.
  2. Assemble prosciutto, cheese, and arugula on bottom layer, and close sandwich.