Alright, we’re stretching things in the be healthy department today! I just couldn’t resist sharing a recipe I found for tiramisu. It’s a dessert that I just can’t say no to – we served it at our wedding reception after all! Plus, this recipe incorporates one of my favorite fruits of the summer season, figs! And last time I checked, fruit is healthy, right?!


I love the gorgeous colors that figs have: deep purple on the outside and rich pinky-red on the inside with a hint of bright green along the skin. I eat them like candy for as long as I can get my hands on them. {We’re talking daily trips to the grocery here people!!} I knew I had to pair their natural beauty with a space just as vibrant and colorful.

The kitchen above certainly fits the bill! Everything, down to the basil plant on top of the wall-mounted cabinet is displayed beautifully. I love the idea of bringing art into your kitchen and adore the low gallery right at eye level when dining in. The cabinet pulls are also a chic detail and although there is a lot going on in this space, the ice blue is soothing to the eye while the white walls and floors keeps the overall feel clean.

I’d be more than happy to dig into some fig tiramisu while sitting in those classic wishbone chairs!

Get the Recipe: Fig Tiramisu

4 figs
1 cup strong coffee
4 tbs Amaretto liqueur
4 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup mascarpone
100 g (7/8 cup) oblong biscuits
cocoa to taste

Figs rinse, dry and cut into pieces. Prepare a cup of coffee, pour into a deep dish and stir in liqueur. Allow to cool.

Add egg yolks in a bowl (preferably metal), add sugar and beat on high speed for about 8 minutes.

Reduce the speed to medium and gradually add the 1 cup of mascarpone cheese whisking constantly – every spoonful of mascarpone whipped for about 30 seconds.

Dip the biscuits in coffee for about 3 seconds on each side. Using half the biscuits, lay them on the bottom of a dish. Cover the biscuits with half of the mascarpone mixture and then sprinkle cocoa. Repeat for a second layer. Arrange figs on top.

Refrigerate for about 2 – 3 hours. You can prepare the day before.

Who’s ready to try this? I’ve made tiramisu before and it’s really so easy! You can substitute any fruit that your heart desires. Need a dinner to cook with it? Check out more delicious recipes here.

image 1 photography by J. IngerstedtĀ // image 2 + recipe via Kwestia Smaku

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  1. That recipe sounds delicious! I have to try it. Also that dining room is spot on. Those cabinets with the handle pulls…..genius.

  2. A beautiful space and a beautifully photographed dish. All in all, a pretty beautiful post, I’d say! Thanks for the recipe. šŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for this amazing recipe! Your blog is simply beautiful, happy to have found it! Home For Handmade

  4. Your recipe sounds delicious. I woyld likeca little clarification. After adding the 1 cup of mascarpone cheese and whisking constantly ā€“ you say “every spoonful of mascarpone whipped for about 30 seconds”, I don’t understand what this means or when this is done. Thank you. I look forward to making this. Mary Lou