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.
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 Directions
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.