Honeyed Fig & Ricotta Appetizers Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total TIme: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total TIme: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 66 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Honeyed Fig & Ricotta Appetizers in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p14

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