Fresh figs with ricotta and honey make a stunning, sophisticated, simple solution to a summer dessert. The figs are stuffed with creamy ricotta, drizzled with honey, and sprinkled with pistachios and mint. Idyllic for when you simply can’t get enough figs during their short season and want to flaunt their lovely taste and texture.
Fresh Figs With Ricotta and Honey
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- 10 M
- 10 M
- Serves 4 to 6
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Variations For When You Buy Too Many Figs
This elegant and simple summer dessert is lovely in any of many different incarnations.
Swap out the pistachios for crushed or chopped almonds.
Slip a little chopped chocolate, whether milk or dark, into the ricotta.
Stuff the fresh figs not with ricotta but instead Nutella.
Recipe Testers Reviews
This dessert certainly supports the claims that figs are a fruit of seduction. I’m certainly won over.
I went all out and made my own ricotta for this, and was I ever glad I did. What a difference this makes from the dry-ish, pebbly, store-bought ricotta, which would never had done this dish justice. Smooth, creamy, and rich, it just melted in the mouth along with the fig.
I went with salted pistachios to contrast against the sweetness of the figs; I quite liked this, and I think the plain pistachios would seem bland comparatively.
A bit of grated dark chocolate somehow found it’s way into the ricotta, and it, too was a welcome contrast to the sweetness of the fig and honey.
These are absolutely lovely — a great use of fresh figs. All of the flavors and textures work well together. I might use a little less honey the next time. Once I was up to drizzling 3 tablespoons, it really seemed like more than enough.
This was wonderful on a platter with goat cheese rolled in fresh herbs and slices of fresh bread.
A delicious and simple little treat. Next time, I might use salted nuts. Be sure you have ripe, flavorful figs, since there are so few ingredients.