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Fresh Fig Dessert Pizza

Fresh Fig Dessert PizzaWonderful as is, even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Recipe courtesy of California Fresh Figs.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (18-ounce) package prepared sugar cookie dough
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mascarpone or sour cream
1 large egg
1 pound firm-ripe fresh figs (about 8 large), quartered
1/4 cup currant or apple jelly
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Slice and place cookie dough in single layer on 12-inch pizza pan. Allow to stand a few minutes at room temperature until softened. Flour hands generously and press together evenly to about 1/4-inch thick, leaving 1/2-inch raised edge all around. Bake in preheated oven at 325°F (160°C) for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
  2. Combine cream cheese, mascarpone and egg in small bowl. Beat until smooth. Spread evenly over crust except on edges. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is set and lightly browned. Cool.
  3. Just before serving, arrange fig slices on top. Melt jelly with lemon juice in small saucepan over low heat and brush onto figs. Cut into wedges to serve.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 470; Total Fat: 24g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Total Carbs: 60g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 6g; Sodium: 360mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Fresh Figs.