Ricotta Stuffed Figs

Ricotta Stuffed Figs


These Ricotta Stuffed Figs are a delightful combination of creamy ricotta cheese and sweet, succulent figs. This elegant appetizer or dessert is not only easy to make but also bursts with flavor. The natural sweetness of the figs complements the creamy ricotta, creating a harmonious blend that will impress your guests.


  • 12 fresh figs
  • 150g ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Figs:
    • Wash and pat dry the figs. Trim off a small portion from the top of each fig, creating a flat surface. Slice a small “X” into the top of each fig, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  2. Make the Ricotta Filling:
    • In a bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. Stuff the Figs:
    • Using a teaspoon or a piping bag, gently fill each fig’s center with the ricotta mixture. Place the stuffed figs on a serving platter.
  4. Optional: Toasted Pistachios:
    • If using, toast the chopped pistachios in a dry pan over low heat for a couple of minutes until fragrant. Sprinkle them over the stuffed figs.
  5. Garnish:
    • If desired, garnish with fresh mint leaves for a pop of color and extra freshness.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve immediately as an appetizer or dessert. These can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.


  • Choose ripe but firm figs for this recipe.
  • If you prefer, you can substitute honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
  • Feel free to add a sprinkle of cinnamon or a pinch of sea salt to the ricotta mixture for extra flavor.
  • These stuffed figs can also be served with a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a tangy contrast.

These Ricotta Stuffed Figs are a sophisticated yet simple treat that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Enjoy the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess!

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