California Fresh Figs and Gingered Mascarpone

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Quick Facts

Servings: 24
Prep Time: 10 min.
Sweet and spreadable with a kick of ginger—great as an appetizer, or spread on your favorite cookies for a special treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 Tbs finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2 1/2 Tbs sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 26 small firm and ripe fresh California figs
  • Mint springs (garnish)
  • 24 Sweet round crackers or vanilla wafers

Directions

  • Stir mascarpone, ginger, sugar, and vanilla together in small bowl. Cover and chill.
  • Scoop mascarpone mixture onto cold plate. Surround with figs. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve with sweet crackers or vanilla wafers.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 275
  Calories from Fat 75 (27%)
(13%) Total Fat 8g
(6%) Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(2%) Cholesterol 6mg
(5%) Sodium 129mg
(4%) Potassium 126mg
Total Carbohydrate 50g
(6%) Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 25g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(5%) Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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