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Poached Figs with Cream

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100% would make this recipe again

Figs poached in tea, served with a Mascarpone cream.

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

Brining : 1 h Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 20 min
410 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Bone-healthy

Ingredients

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 [optional]

Before you start

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

Method

  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

per 1 Serving (320g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

410

Fat

24 g

37 %

Saturated 15.2 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

78 %

Cholesterol

80 mg

Sodium

60 mg

2 %

Carbohydrate

50 g

17 %

Fibre

7 g

29 %

Sugars

37 g

Protein

5 g

Vitamin A

25 %

Vitamin C

2 %

Calcium

18 %

Iron

11 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 4 ½ servings
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Low  :
Sodium
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  :
Bone-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 2 ½
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 4 ½
Other Foods 0

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1 Reviews (0 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
Katharsis
february 27, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This is a heavenly dessert as proclaimed by my husband. Gorgeous mix of flavour and texture. Beware, it is very rich, fantastic if savoured, not meant to be gobbled!

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This recipe is in the following categories

Fruits | Cheese | Desserts | Vegetarian | Bone-healthy | Kosher | High Fibre | Halal | High Calcium | Low Sodium | Middle Eastern

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Katharsis
february 27, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This is a heavenly dessert as proclaimed by my husband. Gorgeous mix of flavour and texture. Beware, it is very rich, fantastic if savoured, not meant to be gobbled!

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