Stave off hungry guests’ growling stomachs with these tasty bites. Don’t let their upscale appearance fool you—the warm appetizers are really quite simple to make. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

This recipe is:

Quick

  • Prep/Total TIme: 20 min.
  • Yield: 24 Servings



Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 24 gingersnap cookies
  • 8 dried figs
  • 1/4 cup honey


Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread 1 teaspoon over each cookie. Arrange on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Cut each fig into three slices; place on cheese mixture. Drizzle fig slices with honey. Bake at 350° for 4-6 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts 1 appetizer equals 66 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Originally published as Honeyed Fig & Ricotta Appetizers in

Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook
Annual 2012, p14

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