White plates topped with mascarpone and halves purple figs

Amaretto baked figs

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Jammy figs are roasted with amaretto for a nutty sweetness. Serve with creamy mascarpone and crumbled amaretti biscuits for an elegant autumnal dessert


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  • figs 12, halved
  • amaretto 150ml
  • caster sugar 75g
  • vanilla bean paste ½ tsp, plus ½ tsp
  • mascarpone 200g
  • greek yogurt 200g
  • icing sugar 1 tbsp
  • amaretti biscuits 50g


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put the figs, cut-side down, into a 20cm x 30cm baking dish. Whisk together the amaretto, caster sugar, ½ tsp vanilla and 50ml of water in a small pan and heat until the sugar dissolves, then pour over the figs. Cover the dish with foil and roast for 10 minutes, before removing the foil and roasting for another 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

  • Step 2

    Mix together the mascarpone, greek yogurt, ½ tsp of vanilla paste and icing sugar.

  • Step 3

    Spoon some mascarpone yogurt onto plates, and spoon over the figs and their syrup. Crush over a few amaretti biscuits to serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 929
  • Fat 32.8g
  • Saturates 18.3g
  • Carbs 117.5g
  • Sugars 117.2g
  • Fibre 15.2g
  • Protein 12g
  • Salt 0.4g