Fresh Figs With Ice Cream and Amaretto Chocolate Sauce

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READY IN: 29mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    pint vanilla ice cream, softened
  • Filling
  • 12
    ounce semisweet chocolate, grated
  • 23
    cup amaretti cookie, crumbled
  • 14
    cup roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2
    teaspoons butter, melted
  • 4
    teaspoons honey
  • 2
    teaspoons Amaretto or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4
    fresh figs, halved
  • Amaretto Chocolate Sauce
  • 5
    tablespoons sugar
  • 5
    tablespoons water
  • 2
    ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 2
    ounces squares semisweet chocolate
  • 2
    teaspoons butter
  • 2
    teaspoons Amaretto or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pack 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream into each of 8 small paper cups and freeze.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly butter baking sheet, then set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix grated chocolate, cookies, almonds, butter honey and amaretto.
  • Scopp 2 Tablesoons of this mixture onto each fig half.
  • Arrange on baking sheet and bake 6 to 7 minutes at 350°F.
  • For the sauce, combine sugar, water, chocolates and butter in a heavy saucepan.
  • Heat on medium, stirring until mixture boils, thickens and is smooth (about 2 minutes.).
  • Remove from heat, stir in amaretto liquer.
  • To serve, unmold ice cream and and place a stuffed fig on plate. Drizzle sauce over the ice cream and fig.
  • Serve while filling is still warm.
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