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start the week right : fresh figs with ricotta cheese and honey syrup recipe


It's so exciting to see fresh figs at the market. There's something about their pretty pink flesh and purple green exterior that's so appealing. Let's not forget to mention how delicious they are! I love them with prosciutto and goat's cheese but we'll save that recipe for later. In the meantime, how about making this simple dessert that celebrate the beauty, simplicity and taste of a humble fig? x Cate

Fresh Figs with Ricotta Cheese and Honey Syrup

2 tablespoons honey
1 cinnamon stick
Toasted flaked almonds
4 fresh figs
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup icing (confectioners) sugar
finely grated orange zest

Place honey, cinnamon stick and 4 tablespoons of water in a small saucepan. Simmer until liquid has reduced by half. Discard cinnamon stick. Slice figs into quarters keeping base attached, fan out and arrange on dish. Combine ricotta, vanilla and sugar in a bowl. Divide among figs. Spoon syrup over figs and top with flaked almonds and orange zest