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Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone

Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone

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Prep: 3 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This dish makes the perfect ending to a relaxed dinner party, special yet stress-free

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal327
  • fat21g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.22g
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Ingredients

  • 8 figs, halved

    Fig

    fig

    Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…

  • 2 tbsp butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 star anise

    Star anise

    star an-eese

    Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…

  • shortbread fingers, to serve

For the ginger mascarpone

  • 1 ball stem ginger, very finely chopped

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 tbsp ginger syrup from the jar

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • ½ a 250g tub mascarpone

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Lay the figs in an ovenproof roasting dish, dot over the butter and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle over the sugar and cinnamon, then pour over the orange juice and mix lightly. Nestle the star anise amongst the figs and roast for 15-20 minutes.

  2. When ready to serve, mix the ginger and syrup through the mascarpone. Place 4 fig halves, drizzled with syrup, on a plate with a dollop of mascarpone and some shortbread fingers.

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Comments (6)

jenniferstapleton's picture

Absolutely luscious and so easy to prepare.

elaineclark's picture

Delicious dessert, quick and classy. Used candied ginger and creme fraise which was a tasty accompaniment and a little bit healthier!

nadiac's picture
5

Very popular with guests. So moreish...

l-thomson's picture
5

This is very simple and lovely as a smart dessert. I would use a little more orange juice next time, as I thought the figs dried out a bit. The mascarpone is well worth doing- one of the nicest dessert accompniments I've tried, very melt-in-the-mouth. Yum!

lincolntowers4's picture
5

I love this - I love figs and was hoping to convert my husband, but no luck! I added the sliced stem ginger over the figs rather than make the marscapone cream - I had other cream to use up. Why not try the same ingredients to baked peaches?

robbieboy's picture

Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone? How unusual and exotic is that! I love figs and ginger too! Will make!!

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