Mascarpone-Stuffed Figs

Total time: 15 minutes

• Prep time: 5 minutes

• Cooking time: 10 minutes


12 fresh figs

1/4 cup mascarpone cheese

3 teaspoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted

1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped

1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Yield: serves 12 Stuffed Figs.


1. Trim about 1/2 inch off the top of each fig. If needed, cut a thin slice off the bottom so they stand up straight. Cut an X into the tops about 3/4 inch deep. Gently open each fig from the top without breaking it open all the way.

2. Combine mascarpone, 2 teaspoons honey and vanilla in a small bowl. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the mixture into each fig.

3. Drizzle with the remaining 1 teaspoon honey and sprinkle with almonds, mint and orange zest.

Tiffany Allegrofig