Citrus Ricotta Figs

  • Yield: 6 servings

This elegant dessert only takes a few minutes to assemble. The citrus-infused ricotta-cheese filling can be prepared in advance and held in the refrigerator until needed. The nuts can be chopped ahead as well. All that is left to do is slice the figs and fill them.


12medium ripe fresh figs
1cup low-fat ricotta cheese
6tablespoons honey
1teaspoon grated lemon peel
1teaspoon grated orange peel
3/4teaspoon vanilla
2tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts or other nuts


  1. Remove stem ends from figs. Cut each into a tulip shape by slicing in quarters from stem almost to blossom end. Press on stem end to open petals.
  2. In a blender or food processor, whirl ricotta, citrus rinds, vanilla, and honey. Stuff each fig with 2 tablespoons flavored ricotta. Serve garnished with chopped nuts.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 198
  • Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 178mg
  • Carbohydrate 40g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Protein 6g