Saturday, July 3, 2010

Figs with Mascarpone and Warm Spiced Honey


Figs contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with healthy heart and brain function, and lutein, which aids vision. Nutritionists recommend figs for helping to lower blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

Ingredients


8 small (or 4 large) fresh, ripe figs, stems trimmed, halved lengthwise

1/3 cup mascarpone, softened

1/3 cup mild honey

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

4 sprigs fresh mint

Directions

1.Arrange the figs cut-side up among four plates. Use the back of a teaspoon to gently press into the center of the flesh and create a small indentation.

2.Add a dollop of mascarpone to the center of each fig half and set plates aside.

3.Place honey and spices in a small heat-proof bowl and set over a pan with simmering water. Cook over medium heat, whisking to blend, until the honey is liquefied and warm, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle honey over each fig, garnish plates with mint sprigs, and serve immediately.

6 comments:

  1. A recipe? Yay! We looove figs over here. I had my first fresh one about seven years ago and couldn't believe how amazing it was! Did you have a good Fourth?

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  2. I love figs....most of my friends think I'm nuts.Love nuts too...☺

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  3. 噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。.................................................................

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