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Mascarpone-Stuffed Figs

September/October 2014

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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.


Mascarpone-Stuffed Figs

Makes: 4 servings

Serving Size: 3 figs

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Ingredients

  • 12 fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 3 teaspoons honey, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per serving: 219 calories; 15 g fat (7 g sat, 1 g mono); 35 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 18 g total sugars; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 16 mg sodium; 225 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 3 fat


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Recipe Categories

Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Dessert
Type of Dish
Desserts, fruit
Ethnic/Regional
Italian
Mediterranean
Ease of Preparation
Easy
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