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Figs with Ricotta, Honey, and Walnuts

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.

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  • Yield: 5 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 273
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.9g
  • Fiber: 6.1g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 23mg
  • Calcium: 110mg

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Figs with Ricotta, Honey, and Walnuts Recipe