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Category: Desserts

Fig-honey gelato

Though fresh figs are so utterly compelling raw, there are times you want to dress them up a little. Generally speaking, the less you do the better. One of the best things to do with figs is to pair them ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time | Makes 1 quart
  • 1 pound fresh figs, quartered
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Pinch salt

Step 1In a saucepan, heat the figs over medium-high heat with the sugar, stirring roughly so they break apart. Cook, stirring, until the figs have mostly melted and begin to bubble, about 5 minutes.

Step 2Remove from the heat and stir in the honey, orange liqueur, mascarpone, milk and salt. Chill well, about 30 minutes in the refrigerator; then freeze according to ice cream maker's instructions.

Each serving:
182 calories; 3 grams protein; 31 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 6 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 17 mg. cholesterol; 42 mg. sodium.
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