Poached Figs with Cream

Poached Figs with Cream

Figs poached in tea, served with a Mascarpone cream.

Credit for this recipe goes to Anouk, my Egyptian girlfriend.

2 servings
Soaking 1 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 20 min

410 calories per serving 


1 1/3 cup tea (liquid)   330 mL
10 dried figs   3/4 cup
1/3 cup whipping cream 35%   85 mL
65 g Mascarpone cheese   1/3 cup
  sugar to taste    

Before you start

A hand-held or stand mixer will make things easier for this recipe.


  1. Prepare a rather strong tea, pass it through a sieve, and pour it into a saucepan. Soak the figs in the tea for at least 1 h, but preferably overnight.
  2. Put the saucepan on the stove, bring the tea to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer 10 min. Take the figs out of the saucepan and set them aside (they can be served either cold or luke-warm). Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce for about 10 min, until it reaches a syrupy consistency.
  3. In a bowl, whip the cream using an electric mixer. Add the Mascarpone cheese and fold it into the cream, using a spatula. Add sugar to taste (figs are already rather sweet).
  4. Distribute the figs into bowls, alternating the figs with spoonfuls of cream. Drizzle the reduced syrup on top and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (320g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




24 g

37 %

Saturated 15 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

78 %


85 mg


60 mg

2 %


50 g

17 %


7 g

29 %


37 g


5 g

Vitamin A

25 %

Vitamin C

2 %


20 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Low :
Source of :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of :
Calcium, Magnesium
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin A
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Cheese | Fruits | Desserts | Bone-healthy | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Sodium | Vegetarian | Middle Eastern

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