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  1. Ripe fresh purple figs with rosy centers and luscious fresh green figs can make perfect cocktail fare.

  2. Allow 1 fig, quartered, for each guest.

  3. For each fig, cut 2 thin slices of prosciutto lengthwise into halves.

  4. Wrap a half slice around each fig quarter so that it looks like a rose.

  5. To serve, sprinkle with fresh lime juice and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

  7. Another favorite: Slice each fig lengthwise into halves, 1 fig per person.

  8. Into each half, spoon 1 teaspoon of Pecan Cream Cheese (see below).

  9. Sprinkle with finely chopped pecans.

  10. PECAN CREAM CHEESE 1/2 cup shelled pecans 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1.

  11. Chop pecans coarsely in a food processor fitted with a steel blade.

  12. Add softened cream cheese and process until smooth.

  13. Scrape out with a rubber spatula, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

  14. Makes 1 cup.


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