Rating: 4.11 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
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This healthy dessert utilizes fresh figs -- a nutrient-rich fruit popular in Europe and brought to California in the late 18th Century by Spanish Franciscan missionaries.

Body+Soul, September 2005

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Credit: Elizabeth Germain
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Arrange the figs cut-side up among four plates. Use the back of a teaspoon to gently press into the center of the flesh and create a small indentation.

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  • Add a dollop of mascarpone to the center of each fig half and set plates aside.

  • Place honey and spices in a small heat-proof bowl and set over a pan with simmering water. Cook over medium heat, whisking to blend, until the honey is liquefied and warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle honey over each fig, garnish plates with mint sprigs, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Some nutritionists recommend figs for helping to lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Reviews (1)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
08/11/2013
This recipe is perfect . It's simple to prepare , wonderfully elegant , and amenable to almost any meal. The warm spiced honey will transform any seasonal fruit into a masterful dessert. I added some wafers and vanilla ice cream. My guests were smitten !