Figs are high in antioxidants as well as luteolin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and is very effective at neutralizing free radicals. In fact, Luteolin applied topically has been shown to be a key player in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer! Needless to say, we have upped our FIG-intake!! Especially when they come in the form of a delicious dessert! Check out this recipe for Honey Mascarpone Amaretti Tart with Fresh Figs so you can satisfy your sweet tooth and get a little extra skin protection!
3/4 pound Amaretti Cookies
1 stick (8 tbsp) Plugra Butter (melted)
2 tbsp ice cold water
12 ounces Mascarpone, room temperature
1 tbsp Amaretto
1 tbsp Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Honey plus more for drizzling
1 pint fresh Figs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9 in springform tart pan
Using a food processor grind up the Amaretti cookies
Add melted butter and ice water, pulse to combine
Press crust dough into the tart pan
Par bake the crust for 10 minutes in heated oven
While crust is par baking, mix mascarpone, egg, honey and amaretto
When crust is done, spread mascarpone mixture over the crust
Return tart to oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
Cool completely then refrigerate for at least an hour
Right before serving, cut figs into quarters and place them on the tart
Drizzle honey over the figs and serve immediately.
Source: The Seaside Baker