[WATCH] Sticky figs with mascarpone and blackcurrant

Watch Sean Gravina make a simple dessert of baked local figs with honey, topped with mascarpone and blackcurrant preserves. 

Watch Sean Gravina make an easy dessert of local figs with mascarpone and berry preserves.

Sticky figs with mascarpone and blackcurrant


  • 8 ripe figs
  • Large knob of butter
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • Handful shelled pistachio nuts or almonds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon or mixed spice
  • Mascarpone or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp blackcurrant jam


  1. Heat grill to medium high. Cut a deep cross in the top of each fig then ease the top apart like a flower.
  2. Sit the figs in a baking dish and drop a small piece of the butter into the centre of each fruit.
  3. Drizzle the honey over the figs, then sprinkle with the nuts and spice.
  4. Grill for 5 mins until figs are softened and the honey and butter make a sticky sauce in the bottom of the dish.
  5. Mix the mascarpone with the blackcurrant jam until rippled through.
  6. Serve the figs warm, with dollops of mascarpone and jam.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 10 July, 2015.