Baked Figs with Moroccan Spices (v)

I had a holiday of a lifetime in Morocco a few years back. I adored the sights, smells and of course THE FOOD!!! This is a Moroccan themed dessert to finish our Middle Eastern inspired menu for tonight.

For 2 people you need:
4 ripe figs
1/2 tub ricotta or 1/2 tub vegan cream cheese/silken tofu
1 tsp fragrant honey (preferably Moroccan but I’ll let you off if you can’t find that) or agave nectar if you’re vegan
1 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbsp flaked almonds
3 cardamon pods, seeds extracted and ground to a fine dust
1 tsp rose water
1 tsp orange flower water

Begin by cutting a cross in the top of the figs and gently squeezing the sides to make them open out. Place them in an oven proof dish. Mix together the other ingredients (aside from the pine nuts/almonds). Dollop a tbsp of the sweetened mixture per fig in the middle. Top with the pine nuts and almonds. Bake in a moderate oven for 15 mins or so until warmed and the fig juices are running. Serve.

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