I came up with this recipe after seeing fresh figs at the store and wanting to try something new. This is an easy, sweet, and savory appetizer that can be made quickly and still tastes delicious. Serve warm.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
3 mins
18 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Set oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil.

  • Spread a thin layer of mascarpone cheese over each fig half. Press 2 to 3 pistachio nuts into the mascarpone cheese. Wrap 1 slice bacon around the fig half and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining figs, mascarpone cheese, pistachio nuts, and bacon.

  • Arrange wrapped figs on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Drizzle honey on top.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe could be modified to be made with goat cheese (I just don't like it).

Substitute almonds for the pistachios if desired.

You can bake these instead of broiling them. The reason I used pre-cooked bacon is because I didn't want to turn the figs and cheese into mush trying to get the bacon to cook.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 14.4g 5% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 17.5mg 6% DV; sodium 15.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition