Roast Figs with Marsala and Honey recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Figs are soft, sweet fruits that are widely used in Italian cooking. Here, they're baked with marsala wine and runny honey, then served with a dollop of rich mascarpone cream.


  • 8 fresh figs
  • 2 tbsp. runny honey
  • 2 tbsp. marsala wine
  • 4 tbsp. mascarpone cheese
  • 4 tbsp. ricotta cheese
  • Dash of double cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Slice a deep cross into the figs, almost down to the bottom, but don't cut through them. Squeeze the figs to expose the flesh.

  2. Place figs into a baking tin. Drizzle with wine and honey, making sure the wine and honey coats the flesh of the figs. Bake for 20 minutes.

  3. Mix mascarpone, ricotta and vanilla in a bowl. Loosen the mixture with double cream.

  4. Serve the figs with any syrup from the tin drizzled over, with a good dollop of the mascarpone cream.

If you like, top this dessert with some toasted pine nuts or add some lemon zest to the tin when cooking for a little fresh flavour. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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