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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2014


Recipe Summary

10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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

3 figs
219 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 21.5g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 18.4g; fat 14.7g; saturated fat 7.2g; cholesterol 35mg; vitamin a iu 541.1IU; vitamin c 2.1mg; folate 7.1mcg; calcium 79.3mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 22.8mg; potassium 225.4mg; sodium 16.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 4g.

1 fruit, 3 fat