Baked Figs with Ginger Mascarpone

Serves 4
Time 30 minutes


8 figs, halved
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp clear honey
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Juice and 1/2 zest of 1 orange
2 star anise
1 cinnamon quill


Ginger Mascarpone

1 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
1 tbsp ginger syrup from the jar
150g mascarpone
1/4 cup almonds, crushed


Heat oven to 180°C.

In a small frying pan, heat the butter, honey, orange juice and zest, cinnamon and star anise until it is simmering. Lay the figs cut-side up in an ovenproof roasting dish, pour over the liquid and bake in oven for 15 – 20 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together the ginger, ginger syrup, mascarpone and crushed almonds.

To serve, place the figs on a plate and generously spoon the mascarpone on each fig.