Fichi d’estate con mascarpone

This dessert can be prepared in less than 5 minutes and is a perfect ending to a summer meal.

  • fresh black or white/green figs
  • 1 T. honey per 2 figs
  • heavy cream
  • mascarpone cheese
  • sugar or honey, optional
  • fresh mint leaves

Beat the mascarpone with some heavy cream and possibly some sugar or honey to taste. The mixture should be a little less firm but not runny. Place the cheese in a mound in the middle of a serving platter.

Cut the figs lengthwise into halves or quarters depending on their size. Arrange them in a pinwheel fashion outside of the cheese and along the rim of the serving platter. Heat the honey (microwave) to make it easy to pour and drizzle the honey over the figs.

Sprinkle with minced fresh mint leaves and garnish the platter with mint sprig tips. Serve each person one or two figs with a dollop of mascarpone cream on the side.