Spiced baked figs with ginger mascarpone

This dish makes the perfect ending to a relaxed dinner party, special yet stress-free

  • Prep:3 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 327
  • fat 21g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 33g
  • sugars 32g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.22g


  • 8 figs, halved
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 star anise
  • shortbread fingers, to serve
  • 1 ball stem ginger, very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger syrup from the jar
  • ½ a 250g tub mascarpone


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Lay the figs in an ovenproof roasting dish, dot over the butter and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle over the sugar and cinnamon, then pour over the orange juice and mix lightly. Nestle the star anise amongst the figs and roast for 15-20 minutes.

  2. When ready to serve, mix the ginger and syrup through the mascarpone. Place 4 fig halves, drizzled with syrup, on a plate with a dollop of mascarpone and some shortbread fingers.

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