Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone

Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone

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Cooking time

Prep: 3 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
327
protein
3g
carbs
33g
fat
21g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
32g
salt
0.22g

Ingredients

  • 8 figs, halved
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 star anise
  • shortbread fingers, to serve

For the ginger mascarpone

  • 1 ball stem ginger, very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger syrup from the jar
  • ½ a 250g tub mascarpone

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2009

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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
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Very popular with guests. So moreish...

l-thomson's picture
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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
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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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