A creamy, honey-scented mascarpone filling makes this fresh fig recipe luxurious, yet still lets the fruit be the star. Serve these pretty stuffed figs to top off a special meal.

Jane Black
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2014
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim about 1/2 inch off the top of each fig. If needed, cut a thin slice off the bottom so they stand up straight. Cut an X into the tops about 3/4 inch deep. Gently open each fig from the top without breaking it open all the way.

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  • Combine mascarpone, 2 teaspoons honey and vanilla in a small bowl. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the mixture into each fig. Drizzle with the remaining 1 teaspoon honey and sprinkle with almonds, mint and orange zest.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.9g 12% DV; sugars 18.4g; fat 14.7g 23% DV; saturated fat 7.2g 36% DV; cholesterol 35mg 12% DV; vitamin a iu 541.1IU 11% DV; vitamin c 2.1mg 4% DV; folate 7.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 79.3mg 8% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 22.8mg 8% DV; potassium 225.4mg 6% DV; sodium 16.3mg 1% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV; added sugar 4g.