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.
- 6 fresh figs
- 2-4 Tablespoons mascarpone cheese
- 2 teaspoon honey
- Wash and halve the figs.
- Arrange 3 figs on 2 dessert plates.
- Spoon some mascarpone on each serving, drizzle with honey and serve.