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.