Figs baked in ricotta cream

 If you follow me on Instagram, then you know it was +40C a couple of days ago in Dubai. Add 80% the humidity and it feels like +60C. Now you can imagine, that when I went out to meet up with a friend I felt like I’d been in a steamer room. Generally over the half of summer lasts in this way; don’t know what has happened this year but I remember only few humid days.. What was I talking about? Ahhh, I got fresh figs! I remember the very fist time when I have tried them. 😀 Figs aren’t often sold here, especially for affordable price, so I prefer to consume them as is or in a simple salad: figs-prosciutto-nuts-arugula. But you know what? I wanted a pie or tart. It’s a normal thing for me, I always have a craving for pies! 😀 Desire and lack of butter did the job: you can see my sweet creation!
Figs baked in RicottaCream

 Sweet figs baked in a smooth and delicate ricotta cream, topped with chopped pistachios&almonds and drizzled with honey! That’s what we have here.FigsRicottaCream

Figs baked in ricotta cream

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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*I used dry-fried nuts.
2 large figs
1 tbsp cognac (or brandy/rum)
1 tsp lemon juice
6 quail eggs
2 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
250g ricotta
1 tbsp chopped pistachios*
1 tbsp chopped almonds*
1 tbsp natural runny honey
  • Make a ‘x’ cut in each fig or cut into fourths. Drizzle with cognac and lemon juice. Leave to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs with sugar and vanilla. Mix in ricotta.
  • Divide the ricotta cream between two baking dishes, or pour into one. Arrange figs on top. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Bake in preheated 200C oven for 15 minutes. Drizzle with honey. Serve warm.


  1. lindaravello says:

    Hi Mila – this looks great and I will definitely make this- there is a fig tree by the river that I have my eye on waiting for the fruits to ripen….I guess you could just use hens eggs (and maybe 4 instead of 6?) Lindy x

  2. Ginger says:

    What a wonderful recipe to cool you down in the hot weather! It looks and reads delicious 🙂 I just wish I had some fresh figs to hand right now, or a tiny little heatwave …
    Thanks for linking this up to FF, it’s the perfect party food!

  3. Loretta says:

    Just beautiful, love the creaminess and texture that is showing in this gorgeous fig baked tart. I’d love to replicate it, but can’t imagine where I’d find quail eggs. Beautiful photos too 🙂

      • Loretta says:

        I’ll give it a try Mila, thanks, I love figs, which is what attracted me to this post. Quail eggs sound quite exotic though, I’m sure I could find them around, I just haven’t tried.

      • milkandbun says:

        Quail eggs has more mild and gentle taste. If you will find them, better boil or fry them and then eat as is or add into a salad, that’s the best way to enjoy them. 😊

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