Fresh Figs with Mascarpone and Warm Spiced Honey

by Valerie on January 7, 2009 · 4 comments

Welcome to the first What’s Cooking Wednesday of 2009. As always be sure to check out WCW’s home at Tales of the Fairy Blogmother. I didn’t actually make this recipe, but it was so yummy when my husband made it for us on Christmas Eve that I took a picture and resolved to share it with you all. I don’t quite remember how we got on the subject of figs, but he suggested figs with marcarpone as dessert, found this recipe, and it was an absolutely delicious dessert.

Fresh Figs with Mascarpone and Warm Spiced Honey

8 small (or 4 large) fresh, ripe figs, stems trimmed, halved lengthwise
1/3 cup mascarpone, softened

1/3 cup mild honey

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

Arrange the figs cut-side up. Use the back of a teaspoon to gently press into the center of the flesh and create a small indentation. Add a dollop of mascarpone to the center of each fig half and set 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 and serve immediately. Picture by City Girl.

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