Grilled Figs with Mascarpone and Spiced Honey

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Author Notes: Grilled Mission Figs with Mascarpone Drizzled with a Spiced Honey and Garnished with Lemon Zest and Fresh Mint - Adapted from a recipe on Whole Living (http://www.wholeliving.com/131870/fresh-figs-mascarpone-and-warm-spiced-honey)I Can Cook That

Serves 4

  • 4 Mission Figs, stems trimmed, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint
  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to high heat. Spray with cooking spray so that the figs will not stick.
  2. Halve the figs and arrange on a plate, cut side up. Brush with olive oil.
  3. Combine the turbinado sugar and mint leaves and sprinkle over the figs.
  4. When the grill is ready, add the figs cut side down. Grill until grill marks appear, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the honey, cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice to a small heat-proof bowl. Add the bowl to a small pot over simmering water (if you have a double boiler, that would work great!). Heat over medium, whisking constantly, until the honey is warm and smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove the figs from the grill and add 2 halves to four plates. Add a teaspoon (or more if you’d like) of mascarpone on top of each half.
  7. Drizzle the warmed honey over each fig half and garnish with mint sprigs. Top with lemon zest if desired.
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