Figs with Ricotta, Honey, and Walnuts

Fresh figs need little adornment. But a good-quality ricotta, a drizzle of honey, and some fresh cracked walnuts conspire to make an enjoyable late-summer dessert.


5 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 273
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 3.4 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 49.9 g
Fiber 6.1 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 23 mg
Calcium 110 mg


15 fresh figs, trimmed
1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup chopped walnuts


Cut each fig into 4 wedges, cutting to, but not through, base of fig. Spread wedges slightly apart; place 3 figs on each of 5 dessert plates. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese into each fig, and spoon about 1 tablespoon honey evenly around each serving of figs. Sprinkle each serving of figs with about 1 tablespoon walnuts.

Note: Dried figs may be substituted for fresh figs.