Summer Figs with Rosewater Cream, Raspberry Puree, and Pine Nut Crumble

I get a little excited when fresh figs come into season. To me they are something special, as they are not available for that long here in Minnesota.  When they are perfectly ripe, nothing compares to their deliciousness.  I bought some last week, and they were so lovely that I thought they deserved to be the star of the show for dessert.

I had some fresh raspberries from the farmer's market that I thought would pair well with them, so I made a simple puree.  A little tartness against the sweet perfectly ripe figs.  I wanted to add a little richness as well, so I also paired them with some sweet rosewater cream, and pine nut crumble for texture.  It was a simple dessert, but it was seriously heavenly!  I symphony of perfectly paired flavors serenading my tongue!  If you have access to fresh figs and raspberries, you must try this combination.

Summer Figs with Rosewater Cream, Raspberry Puree, and Pine Nut Crumble
Serves 4

Rosewater  Cream:
2 cups young coconut meat
1/4  cup coconut water
3 Tbsp raw coconut nectar
1/4  tsp sea salt
seeds of one vanilla bean, or 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp rosewater
1 Tbsp coconut butter
1/4 cup raw coconut oil, warmed to liquid

Raspberry Puree:
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1 Tbsp raw coconut nectar

3/4 cup pine nuts, divided
1/2 cup finely shredded  dried coconut
1 Tbsp raw coconut nectar,
a large pinch of sea salt

8 large fresh ripe figs, halved

Meanwhile, to make the cream, combine all ingredients but the coconut butter and oil in a food processor and process until smooth.  With the motor running, add the coconut butter and oil and process a minute more.  Pour the cream into a bowl and let sit in the fridge until the consistency of whipped cream.
For the raspberry puree, combine all ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth.  Set aside.
For the crumble, place 1/2 cup pine nuts, coconut, coconut nectar and sea salt in the food processor and pulse until it is fine crumbs.  Stir in remaining pine nuts.
To plate, spoon some of the raspberry puree on a plate, then top with 4 fig halves.  Place the cream in a pastry bag and pipe some onto the plate around the figs.  Spoon some of the crumble onto the plate as well, and serve!

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

4 Comments
  1. August 31, 2013 at 12:17
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    Nice! Figs are so delicious, and I love the combination you have here.

    • August 31, 2013 at 21:56
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      Thank you :)!

  2. Andréa
    August 31, 2013 at 14:46
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    This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it. Thank you!

    • August 31, 2013 at 21:56
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      Thank you, I hope you do try it, it is so good :)!

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