Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sticky & Sweet: Baked Figs w/ Mascarpone

baked figs

Here is a great Rosh Hashanah dessert idea using fresh, ripe figs.

I use the same recipe for my stuffed Medjool dates, so decided to try it with figs.
It was nothing but great!

Take some fresh big ripe figs. Preferably Black Mission variety.

Make a criss cross up at the top to open the figs, but not going thru to the bottom.
You want to have sort of a blossom.



Take a few tablespoons of mascarpone cheese (an Italian sweet cream cheese), and blend it with a drizzle of honey.



I baked my figs in the toaster oven, because I only made 8 of them, but you can use a conventional oven as well.

Lay the fig blossoms in a shallow baking pan and bake at 350F for about 10 minutes, some juice will come out of the figs, that's how you know they are ready.

With a teaspoon, spoon some of the mascarpone honey mixture into the center of each warm fig and sprinkle with chopped pistachio nuts.
The cheese will melt and ooze out of the fig to make a sweet delectable treat.



DELICIOUS! Have a Sweet and Healthy Rosh Hashanah!

18 comments:

Recipe for Delicious said...

Wow. Decadent is definitely the word for that.

elra said...

It is one of my favorite way to serve fig. Love the addition of pistachios on top.

Kathy~Sweet Bird Designs said...

perfect timing - we just picked some figs. Thank you:)

Andrea from Texas said...

Happy New Year Stacy, hope you have peace, happiness and good health!
Thanks for all your great posts!
L'Shana Tova!

SarahB said...

Are figs a traditional Rosh Hashana food? These look sooo good!!!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

i love your blog..this looks so good.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for another fabulous idea!

Paul from California said...

Are you seriously telling me that my brother ...eats this incredible food? He is so lucky.

mil said...

Yes, your brother DOES eat three superb meals every single day of the week. He is one lucky fellow.
Your Mother

Lori Lynn said...

Wow! Great idea Stace! Happy Rosh Hashanah!
LL

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, wow, wow!! I just posted about a fig flatbread and asked for other fabulous fig recipes. Looks like I found the perfect one!!

Sues

~Dana said...

Figs with mascarpone... looks amazing! You are a culinary artist extrordinare!!

Auntie Lollie said...

This looks delicious and easy. I'll have to try it. I'm looking for some good fig recipes! Thanks, Stacey.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is an awesome combination! A wonderfully seasonal dessert!

Cheers,

Rosa

Tasteofbeirut said...

Great delicious and easy dessert!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Oh I love these!

lisa is cooking said...

I have some leftover mascarpone in my refrigerator right now. Just need some figs. Looks great!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yummy looking!