I received free samples of the Breton Artisanal Sweet Potato and Ancient Grains Crackers mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Fig Prosciutto Mascarpone Sweet Potato Crackers are simple to make yet so elegant! The base for this beautiful appetizer is a new artisanal cracker from Breton made with sweet potatoes and ancient grains like quinoa and rye. These light, delicious crackers are spread with a thin layer of mascarpone cheese and dolloped with fig preserves. Crispy prosciutto pieces are then sprinkled on top with a finishing garnish of fresh rosemary leaves. This is an A+ appetizer for any occasion, casual or formal.
When I developed the recipe for Fig Prosciutto Mascarpone Sweet Potato Crackers I was going for maximum flavor harmony and, according to my chief taste tester (i.e. my husband), I nailed it! Figs and prosciutto is a classic culinary combination, and mascarpone cheese is the ideal complement to this duo. Mascarpone cheese has a texture similar to cream cheese, which makes it spreadable, but it’s much smoother tasting. It’s rich and buttery with a slight tang that pairs well not only with the figs and prosciutto, but with the Breton Artisanal Sweet Potato and Ancient Grains crackers as well. One final note in the flavor harmony is fresh rosemary, which adds a hint of savory seasoning and makes a beautiful garnish. Is your mouth watering yet?
You can purchase the five ingredients needed to make Fig Prosciutto Mascarpone Sweet Potato Crackers at almost any grocery store. Even the fig preserves were available at my regular (rather low-end) grocery store. I used fig preserves made from white figs but you could also use preserves or jam made from the more traditional darker colored figs, such as mission figs.
The recipe for Fig Prosciutto Mascarpone Sweet Potato Crackers can easily be scaled up. One box of Breton Artisanal Sweet Potato and Ancient Grains crackers contains about 32 crackers and you’ll have more than enough of the other ingredients you purchased to prepare at least this many crackers, which makes this a great appetizer for entertaining a crowd. For ease of preparation, cook the crispy prosciutto ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to build the crackers.
- 12 Breton Artisanal Sweet Potato and Ancient Grains crackers
- 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
- 3 tablespoons fig jam or preserves
- 1 slice (1/2 ounce) thinly sliced prosciutto
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
- Make crispy prosciutto. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the prosciutto slice on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet. Bake until browned and crispy, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool and then break into small pieces and set aside.
- Spread each cracker with a heaping ½ teaspoon of mascarpone cheese and top with a heaping ½ teaspoon of fig preserves. Sprinkle on some crispy prosciutto pieces. Garnish with rosemary leaves.
- Repeat with remaining crackers.
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