Figs with Mascarpone and Honey

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Figs with Mascarpone and Honey

Summer desserts at our house usually center around seasonable fresh fruit, usually prepared very simply. Sometimes I grill peaches or apricots, pair berries with sorbet or serve slices of fragrant melon with large-flaked sea salt.

The past few weeks, I have been disappointed not to find any fresh figs, one of my favorite summer fruits, anywhere in stores or local markets. Finally, I found some at Whole Foods, perfectly ripe,  and so tempting that I ate two while driving home from the store.

I knew exactly how I wanted to prepare them, inspired by a sampling I’d seen – and tasted – at our local Trader Joe’s. They had served pieces of fresh fig with a dab of mascarpone cheese and a drizzle of honey, perfection in a bite.

LtC TIP: Warm the honey slightly for easy drizzling.

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Figs with Mascarpone and Honey
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Recipe type: Summer fruit dessert
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Serves: Serves 2
 
A summer dessert celebrating fresh figs.
Ingredients
  • 6 fresh figs
  • 2-4 Tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 2 teaspoon honey
Instructions
  1. Wash and halve the figs.
  2. Arrange 3 figs on 2 dessert plates.
  3. Spoon some mascarpone on each serving, drizzle with honey and serve.

 

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10 Responses to Figs with Mascarpone and Honey

  1. Wendy Read July 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    So delightful Liz! We are in a fig drought here as well and I can’t wait…I have a tree and all my fruit dropped prematurely..I have two flats on order.

    • Liz July 28, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

      I hope you get your hands on some figs soon, Wendy – wonder what’s going on?

  2. Beth (OMG! Yummy) July 28, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

    How nice of you to make dessert for me and my hubby on our anniversary! I love the simplicity of this – just let the ingredients shine!

    • Liz July 29, 2015 at 7:49 am #

      Happy Anniversary to you both – I enjoyed your photos on Facebook.

  3. Lisa @ Whisk & Cleaver July 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

    I love fruit and cheese together and love the idea of adding honey for sweetness. What a lovely way to use local fruit!

    • Liz July 29, 2015 at 7:49 am #

      Talk about simple – my kind of summer dessert, Lisa.

  4. Snehal July 28, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    That looks so good!!

    • Liz July 29, 2015 at 7:49 am #

      Thanks for commenting!

  5. Suzanne July 29, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    Such a perfect treat, I love figs and have not seen them at all in the stores. They are one of my favorite late summer fruits. We generally start seeing them around now and not a fig to be found. This is so simple and delicious, I love the dollop of mascarpone and drizzle of honey.

    • Liz July 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

      I wonder what is going on with figs this summer? I had trouble finding them here in San Diego, Wendy had the same problem in Florida – and now you in NYC…

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