Grilled Figs with Mascarpone

Fichi con Mascarpone

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Appears in

Leaves from The Walnut Tree: Cooking of a Lifetime

Leaves from The Walnut Tree

By Ann Taruschio and Franco Taruschio

Published 1993

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  • 8 large ripe figs
  • 1 teaspoon rum per fig
  • a dusting of freshly ground cinnamon per fig
  • 1 tablespoon mascarpone per fig
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar per fig
  • unsweetened cocoa powder


    Petal the figs by cutting them in four, not quite through, and pull the skin back from the flesh being very careful not to break it. In the middle of each fig flower put 1 teaspoon of rum, a dusting of cinnamon, then a tablespoon of mascarpone. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of brown sugar on top of the mascarpone and grill under a very hot grill until the sugar melts. Dust with a little cocoa powder and serve at once.