Figs with Orange Liqueur & Mascarpone
|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)|
Toast pine nuts in a small frying pan over medium heat until golden (about 4 minutes), stirring often.
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.
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28 g43.7%
Saturated Fat 12.8 g63.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 63.5 mg21.2%
Sodium 30 mg1.3%
Total Carbohydrates 24 g8.1%
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g13.2%
Sugars 20.7 g
Protein 5 g10.7%
Vitamin A 15.3% Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 9.1% Iron 4.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet