Sugar High Fridays is an event that celebrates all things sweet in our lives.
A recipe, Dates with Mascarpone and Walnuts, that I saw on Ivonne’s blog inspired me. When I found out that I could follow the same recipe and substitute figs for the dates, I was excited. I’ve never tasted a fig before and in the two years that this Sugar High Fridays event has been going on, I’ve never had a chance to participate in it. Until now. Yay!
I love this recipe because it is sooooooo simple with its three ingredients of figs, mascarpone and walnuts. I picked up my ingredients from the store and came home to put them together lickety split. So easy, so fast and such a glorious treat.
Thanks, Ivonne, for the motivation to try figs and participate in Sugar High Fridays.
Below you’ll find the recipe upon which the Figs with Mascarpone and Walnuts is based.
Datteri Freschi Farciti di Mascarpone (Fresh Dates Stuffed with Mascarpone)
In my case it is Fresh Figs with Mascarpone and Walnuts
from Marcella says… by Marcella Hazan.
dates, pitted or unpitted figs
3 tablespoons mascarpone
- Split open each
datefig lengthwise on just one side, leaving the other hinged. If the dates have pits, use the tip of a paring knife to pry them out.
- Stuff each
datefig with a tiny scoop of mascarpone, about the size of a grape, then partially close the date over the cheese. Stuff the remaining datesfigs in the same manner. Place the stuffed datesfigs on a rimmed serving plate and refrigerate until you are ready to serve them.
Note: As an added treat, place a walnut half in each date after you’ve filled them with mascarpone.