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Fig Flowers

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large fresh figs, stemmed
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur*
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Garnish: orange rind strips

How to Make It

  1. Stand figs upright; slice from stem end into 5 or 6 wedges, cutting to, but not through, bottom. Gently separate wedges to resemble a flower. Place figs on a serving plate; drizzle with liqueur.

  2. Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until fluffy. Add honey, whipping cream, and sour cream; beat 1 minute. Pipe or dollop mixture onto center of each fig. Garnish, if desired.

  3. *1/4 cup orange juice may be substituted for liqueur.