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Broiled Figs with Honey-Balsamic Drizzle over Cottage Cheese

This is the perfect dessert for folks who don’t care much for sweets. It’s a bit like a fruit-and-cheese course and pairs nicely with wine. When figs are out of season, try it with halved strawberries.

This is the perfect dessert for folks who don’t care much for sweets. It’s a bit like a fruit-and-cheese course and pairs nicely with wine. When figs are out of season, try it with halved strawberries.

Servings
6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
  • 6 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 6 Tbs. honey, divided
  • 12 oz. low-fat cottage cheese
  • 12 large or 18 small fresh figs, halved
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast pistachios on baking sheet 6 to 8 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool 5 minutes, chop, and set aside.

2. Combine vinegar with 4 Tbs. honey in saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until syrupy and thick enough to coat a spoon.

3. Purée cottage cheese and remaining 2 Tbs. honey in blender or food processor 2 minutes, or until smooth. Spread cheese on serving platter.

4. Preheat broiler. Place figs cut-side up on baking sheet. Brush with oil, then with 2 Tbs. balsamic-honey syrup. Broil figs 4 inches from heat source 2 to 3 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.

5. Arrange fig slices over cheese, drizzle with remaining balsamic syrup, and top with toasted pistachios.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 262
  • Carbohydrate Content 48 g
  • Cholesterol Content 3 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content 159 mg
  • Sugar Content 42 g