Vanilla-infused ricotta cheese is the perfect foil for saucy poached figs. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2007

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  • Place figs, Marsala (or port) and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the figs soften and the wine is syrupy. Stir together ricotta, sugar and vanilla. Divide between 2 bowls and top with the fig mixture and almonds.


Nutrition Facts

228 calories; 6.9 g total fat; 3.2 g saturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 68 mg sodium. 360 mg potassium; 37.1 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g fiber; 26 g sugar; 9 g protein; 242 IU vitamin a iu; 13 mcg folate; 239 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 44 mg magnesium; 8 g added sugar;

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Rating: 4 stars
This dessert was delicious! I love the sauce from the figs and Marsala wine. I gave it 4 stars because I used low-fat ricotta which did not taste good but I'm willing to bet it would be perfect with regular ricotta. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome exotic party ready Simply put this was delicious. The wine poaching gives this a very adult taste. The figs make it rich. The ricotta provides the creamy counterbalance. I don't remember if I used regular or low fat ricotta but I think it was regular - I would go for regular since the richness of it and the wine/figs makes the portions naturally smaller. If you can plate this in a pretty enough fashion I'd serve it for my next dinner party. Pros: Delicious Easy Cons: If you can't find dried figs then that's that. Read More