Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone

Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 3 mins Cook: 20 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal327
  • fat21g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.22g
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  • 8 figs, halved



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

  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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



    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 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



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

  • 1 tbsp ginger syrup from the jar



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

  • ½ a 250g tub mascarpone


  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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29th Sep, 2019
Lush. Totally forgot the orange juice (didn’t matter), lovely caramel flavour to the spicy sauce. Definitely making again.
24th Mar, 2019
Tasty and simple - I would recommend doubling the amount of orange juice so that you have a lot of sauce. I didn't have any star anise and I didn't serve it with shortbread or mascarpone - just plain low fat crème fraiche and it was still nice. I am sure it would apply just as well for baked peaches.
12th Oct, 2014
Absolutely luscious and so easy to prepare.
27th Sep, 2013
Delicious dessert, quick and classy. Used candied ginger and creme fraise which was a tasty accompaniment and a little bit healthier!
22nd Apr, 2012
Very popular with guests. So moreish...
9th Oct, 2009
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!
5th Oct, 2009
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?
24th Sep, 2009
Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone? How unusual and exotic is that! I love figs and ginger too! Will make!!
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