Fig-honey gelato

Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time

Servings: Makes 1 quart

1 pound fresh figs, quartered

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon orange liqueur

1/3 cup mascarpone

1 1/2 cups milk

Pinch salt

1. In a saucepan, heat the figs over medium-high heat with the sugar, stirring roughly so they break apart. Cook, stirring, until the figs have mostly melted and begin to bubble, about 5 minutes.

2. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey, orange liqueur, mascarpone, milk and salt. Chill well, about 30 minutes in the refrigerator; then freeze according to ice cream maker’s instructions.


Each serving: 182 calories; 3 grams protein; 31 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 6 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 17 mg. cholesterol; 42 mg. sodium.