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Stuffed Figs with Raspberry Sauce

16 oz Vanilla low-fat yogurt, (1 carton)
1 tb Minced crystallized gingerroot
1 tb Honey
1 tb Triple sec or other orange-flavored liqueur
1 c Fresh raspberries
1 ts Powdered sugar
1 ts Lemon juice
12 Fresh figs, (3/4 pounds)
Edible flowers or mint sprigs (optional)

Place a colander in a 2-quart glass measure or medium bowl. Line colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth, allowing cheesecloth to extend over outside edges. Spoon yogurt into colander, and cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate 12 hours.

Spoon yogurt cheese into a bowl; discard liquid. Add gingerroot, honey, and liqueur; stir well. Cover and chill.

Position knife blade in food processor bowl. Add raspberries; process until smooth. Strain berries, reserving 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons berry puree; discard seeds. Combine berry puree, sugar, and lemon juice; stir well, and set aside.

Cut figs into wedges, cutting to, but not through, base of fig. Spread wedges slightly apart; place 2 figs on each of 6 dessert plates. Spoon about 1 tablespoon yogurt cheese mixture into each fig, and spoon 1 tablespoon of raspberry sauce around figs. Yield: 6 servings.

Per serving: 175 Calories; 1g Fat (7% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 5mg Cholesterol; 51mg Sodium

Serving Ideas : Garnish with flowers or mint sprigs, if desired.

Recipe by: Cooking Light, Jul/Aug 1994, page 132

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #415 by on Jan 28, 1997.