Thursday, September 19, 2013

Stuffed Figs w/ Ricotta & Pistachios


Come to think of it, summer is almost over and I haven't posted any fig recipes!

How can that be possible?

Well, truth be told, I have not found any nice looking, ripe figs.
Seems like the markets haven't had any good ones, and my tree no longer produces, so what's a girl to do?

Yesterday, at an apple stand, I was fortunate enough to find some fresh picked, that a.m. ripe figs for .50 each.
I bought a small container with dreams of fig recipes dancing in my head.

I served this as a first course, however, I think it would be an even better dessert.

Figs are ripe in the Northeast now, September, so if you can find some, make this recipe.
It's SO good!

When you buy figs, they should only last a day or two, they are very fragile and grow moldy very quickly.
Ripe figs should be heavy with juice and ready to burst. Yum.


Stuffed Figs w/ Ricotta & Pistachios:

ripe figs
fresh ricotta cheese
pistachio nuts
honey
mint leaves

Cut the figs down the center making a criss cross, but not going thru. Gently open them up.

Fill a small amount of good fresh ricotta in the center of each fig.

Toast some pistachio nuts and chop them fine. Sprinkle on top of each ricotta stuffed fig.

Drizzle with honey and garnish with fresh mint leaves.


I think I ate 8 of these by myself!

Delicious.

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5 comments:

Natalia said...

Heading to an apple orchard this Saturday and on the way we are stopping at a farmer's market so will look for some figs. I have the other ingredients at home, so looking forward to making this delicious looking recipe.

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

HI Stacey! I am a newbie to your site, and love your recipes!
I too could not find any figs good this year. But this recipe for stuff figs is amazing! Love that you added in some pistachios! Great job!
xxoo Anna and Liz

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Yes you were overdue for a fig post Stacey. I too, love the pistachios addition.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I bought figs twice and each time they were tasteless, so disappointing!They look and feel ripe but when I cut them open they were pale with no taste at all, I need your fig knowledge and guidence, I just can't pick them right!

Anonymous said...

This sounds great! I'm definitely going to give it a try - as soon as I find some nice, fresh figs.

Bernardine