September 14, 2006
Fresh Fig with Spiced Cheese

recipe thursdayFigs are in season now. I love the big dark figs we get here - beautifully pink and sweet on the inside, the skin is a little tart. Mmmmm. This recipe adds just the right extra touch, whiskey, to turn a fresh fig and a dollop of cheese into a light but luscious dessert. And it’s only 81 calories - go ahead and make a double serving!

Fresh Fig with Spiced Cheese
serves 1

1 large fresh fig
1 Tbsp Marscapone or cottage cheese
1/4 tsp powdered sugar
1 dash quatre epices (or white pepper, clove, cinnamon)
1/2 tsp whiskey
1/8 lemon (wedge)

Mix together the cheese, sugar and spice. Stem and quarter the fig. Plate with the cheese. Drizzle with whiskey. Serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze over.

Posted by kuri at September 14, 2006 01:33 PM


Ash does a version of this with Blue Cheese and then wraps the fig in bacon or proscuitto and bakes it in the oven for a short time to melt the cheese…

It is DIVINE but much naughtier than your version.

Posted by: T on September 14, 2006 04:19 PM

Mmm. Figgy. We’ll try this!

Posted by: Jenn on September 14, 2006 09:03 PM
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