Fig and mascarpone pie

Fig and mascarpone pie

Torta ai fichi e mascarpone

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Serves
8

We do a mascarpone and fig flavoured gelato at the shop and this is like a cake version of that – biscuit shell on the bottom with a layer of mascarpone gelato and fresh sliced figs on the top. I love figs because they only arrive a couple of times a year and the season is so short they always seem rare and special.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
100g digestive biscuits
250g unsalted butter, melted
1kg Mascarpone, berry and biscotti gelato
10 whole figs, sliced
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 tablespoon water

Method

  1. Place the biscuits in a large bowl and crush them with the end of a rolling pin to a fine crumb (alternatively, blitz them briefly to a similar consistency in a food processor). Pour the melted butter over the crushed biscuits and stir to combine.
  2. Spoon the biscuit crumb mixture into a 20 cm loose-bottomed pie tin and press it into the base and sides to cover evenly, being sure to leave no gaps. Transfer the pie shell to the freezer for 30 minutes to chill and firm.
  3. Once chilled, spoon the gelato over the pie shell and spread it with a palette knife to form an even layer, then transfer to the freezer and leave to chill for 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, add the figs, caster sugar, balsamic vinegar, vanilla paste and water to a bowl and mix to combine. Transfer to the fridge and leave to macerate for 10 minutes.
  5. When ready to serve, remove the pie from the freezer, spoon over the macerated figs and juices evenly and slice into wedges.
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