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Figs With Orange Liqueur & Mascarpone

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Ingredients
  Pine nuts 1 Tablespoon
  Ripe figs 4 Medium
  Orange flavored liqueur/2 teaspoons thawed frozen orange juice concentrate 1 Tablespoon
  Mascarpone cheese/Best-quality soft cream cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Toast pine nuts in a small frying pan over medium heat until golden (about 4 minutes), stirring often.
Let cool.
Trim stems from figs, if desired; then cut each fig in half lengthwise.
Arrange 4 halves on each of 2 dessert plates.
Drizzle figs with liqueur (or brush lightly with orange juice concentrate).
In center of each plate, mound half the mascarpone, shaping it into a cone with a small spatula.
Sprinkle cheese with pine nuts; garnish each plate with mint sprigs, if desired.
To eat, spread cheese and pine nuts on figs; eat with a fork or pick up with your fingers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
2

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