Drunken Figs w/ Black Pepper Granola

Drunken Figs w/ Black Pepper Granola
Drunken Figs w/ Black Pepper Granola

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • Figs:

  • 1

    cup water

  • 1

    cup honey

  • 1/4

    cup Fernet Branca or anisette liqueur

  • 2

    teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 24

    fresh figs, quartered

  • Granola:

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 3

    tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 3/4

    cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1/4

    cup pine nuts, toasted

  • 1/2

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Dash of salt

  • Remaining ingredient:

  • 1/4

    cup mascarpone cheese

Directions

1. To prepare figs, combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Place figs in a shallow dish; add hot syrup to dish. Cool fig mixture to room temperature; cover and refrigerate overnight. 2. Preheat oven to 325°. 3. To prepare granola, melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; stir in sugar, and increase heat to medium-high. Cook 2 minutes or until sugar browns lightly. Add oats, nuts, pepper, and dash of salt; stir to coat. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Arrange oat mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325° for 16 minutes or until toasted, stirring after 8 minutes. Cool completely. 4. Remove figs from liquid using a slotted spoon; discard liquid. Divide fig quarters evenly among 8 bowls; top each serving with 1/2 cup granola. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons mascarpone on each serving.

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