Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Chai Spiced Baked Figs with Ginger and Pistachio Mascarpone

Chai Spiced Baked Figs with Ginger and Pistachio Mascarpone-A very simple and stylish, yet very effective pudding ready in less than ten minutes. It's a perfect ending to any relaxed dinner party or any cosy autumn evening at home :)



FRESH FIGS SEASON

Can't get enough of them When these fresh figs appear in the market for their short window. Almost every visit of mine to the supermarket or Farmer's market fresh figs follows me right into my kitchen.


FRESH FIGS RECIPES

Most of the time we munch away the figs same as apples or any other fruit, or I add them in the salad for sweet taste or use as a topping in our breakfast porridge.

Personally, I avoid to cook or bake anything with the fresh fruit because of one or other way you are going to lose its precious nutritional value. If one wants to improve his/her health, want to boost energy and vitality and stay slim, obviously add raw vegetables and fruits in your diet daily.

Related recipe - Marinated Fig, Pomegranate and Mozzarella salad | Fig and Mascarpone Oat Porridge


But what happens when you have a blog, and that too a food blog! No matter how hard you try to stay away from this kind of temptations, moments come and you decide to give in, happened to me a few days ago. Now that fresh figs are in season, I see Baked figs recipes every day, because I did not try in the past, I had a good excuse.


This recipe started with this punnet of figs I spotted in the market on my last visit to the supermarket,

The figs looked so perfectly soft and ripe that my mind and heart both expected to carry them home with me and while heading home, I started fantasizing what will I do with them.


I had this recipe in my mind for so long, and it was time to execute, but with a worried mind because the first time I was trying it out and worried my sunny boy will like it or not?

Instead of using a different kind of spices, decided to use chai masala ( spice powder ) as I am the biggest fan of Chai Tea or we call it Indian Masala Chai, without it you will not find me in a straight mood :)



I started preparing while he was having his tea. Put the oven on, crushed the pistachio nuts, cut the figs, poured very little honey and skipped the butter, sprinkled some chai spice powder on and baked figs just for two minutes.

While figs were baking, added stem ginger and it's juice in the mascarpone.

Served in a plate to my sunny boy, and after two minutes he came for a second helping :) and so did 'The husband' and ME !!!


Recipe adapted from here 

Notes:-
Use cinnamon powder if chai spice powder is not available.



Chai spiced baked figs, ginger and pistachio mascarpone
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Yield: 4 servings
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Chai Spiced Baked Figs with Ginger and Pistachio Mascarpone

Chai Spiced Baked Figs with Ginger and Pistachio Mascarpone

An elegant and fuss-free dessert, ready under 10 minutes.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 2 Mtotal time: 7 M

ingredients:

  • 8 fresh figs
  • 2 tbsp. chai spice powder
  • 2 tbsp. butter - optional 
  • 1 tub or 250 g light mascarpone cheese
  • 2 ball stem ginger
  • 2 tbsp. stem ginger juice
  • 3 tbsp. Finely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 2 tbsp. clear honey

instructions:

How to cook Chai Spiced Baked Figs with Ginger and Pistachio Mascarpone

  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6.wash, dry and cut figs into halves or cross.
  2. Place the figs in the ovenproof baking sheet.
  3. Dot over the butter and honey and sprinkle chai spice powder.
  4. Bake for 5-7 minutes, I baked for only 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, chop the stem ginger, add into mascarpone along with juice and chopped pistachio nuts.
  6. Arrange serving plate, first put mascarpone cheese, then arrange baked figs.
  7. Drizzle some stem ginger juice and sprinkle chopped pistachio nuts.
  8. Enjoy!

NOTES:

To make vegan, skip mascarpone, honey and butter. Use coconut cream and agave syrup.
Calories
466.60
Fat (grams)
37.66
Sat. Fat (grams)
21.14
Carbs (grams)
31.91
Fiber (grams)
3.63
Net carbs
28.27
Sugar (grams)
26.91
Protein (grams)
5.11
Sodium (milligrams)
345.84
Cholesterol (grams)
100.42
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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2 comments:

  1. tempting desserts and more tempting photos. You make figs look so beautiful.

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