We love watching Lidia Bastianich cook up Italian classics on PBS. This recipe was inspired by one we saw her make a year or so back. We can’t be sure that it was this recipe, since we didn’t write it down at the time. We just know it involved chocolate and nuts and looked delicious. In any case, the figs and chocolate melt and caramelize into one wonderfully gooey delight. Serve over ice cream, with mascarpone cream or alone.
Chocolate and Amaretti Figs
- 10-12 black figs
- 2 ounces dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup plus one tablespoon sweet marsala
- 8 amaretti, crushed
Mix chocolate, amaretti and a tablespoon of marsala in a small bowl. Set aside. Wash figs and slice off stems. Slice each one almost in half. Fill each one with a teaspoon of the chocolate mix. Place in a medium sized casserole dish, just large enough to hold the figs. Pour marsala over the figs. Bake at 350 until the chocolate melts and the figs are tender. Serve warm.
Warm sweet gooey goodness !
Dear God. You have made figs even more sinful than they naturally are… and you even added chocolate. I like it. A lot.
A perfect end to an Italian menu. I think a spoonful of mascarpone cream would finish it off wonderfully.
That is too sexy…..
OMG I opened up this page and my tastebuds thought they were going to have an ****** when I saw this picture. Jeeesh, this looks delicious!
Thanks and thanks for sharing!
I would eat the lot all on my own!
Yum, I just adore figs! I have to check my local market for our figs, they can be so expensive when not in season (sometimes $1.99 EACH!). If I left the chocolate out, I can see this as a garnish on salad or even a topping on pizza.
They’re expensive in season too! But they’re gone so quickly.
Here too, but definitely not $2 each! This recipe is definitely making it onto our civic long weekend menu for my vegetarian friend Rae (he and his wife are coming to the cottage).
I posted a PBS recipe today as well! Great minds 🙂
OMG … Amaretti is sprinkled magic.
This looks fabulous if you lose the amaretti (not my fave).
You. Are. KILLING. Me…
(in a good way, of course…)
This looks amazing. I love every single ingredient on its own, and all together? Wow!
This sounds so decadent – would be a great way to impress with a dinner party. Thanks for sharing this!
Gorgeous. Figs and chocolate… thank you!!!
The figs look totally decadent.
Oooh yes, bookmarking this one for when the neighbour drops over fresh figs in December…
Like her show, but I love Simply Ming’s even more!
He can cook!
Oh good lord these figs look incredible! 🙂
I was just thinking I need some figs the other day… 🙂
They look DELICIOUS!!
Holy Mole, this is a fabulous recipe. I cannot say how wonderful this makes me feel to just see the figs glazed with chocolate just looking so ready to eat. Great post.
We got more figs today, can’t wait to cook them too!
That looks fantastic!
Holy crap, these look AMAZING. Seriously.
Wow that looks so divine!
I have a fig tree and stumbled on this recipe while looking for something to do with all the figs. Well, it was fabulous! why not put this on Pintrest?
It’s on Pinterest. Most of our recipes are, with the exception of some earlier ones. One of these days we’ll go back and cross check them all. Glad you liked it!
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