Victor found the perfect dessert.  He was watching TV yesterday and somewhere saw figs roasted with balsamic vinegar and topped with a dollop of mascarpone.

Wouldn’t you know that we just happened to have all three ingredients in the house tonight?!?

They really are simplicity.

Take about 3 figs per person and cut through in quarters about 3/4 through.  You want the figs to stay intact.

Place them in a small buttered casserole, sprinkle with a teeny bit of sugar and drizzle with good-quality balsamic vinegar.

Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes.

Place three figs on each plate and drizzle with the accumulated juices. Place a small dollop of mascarpone cheese in the center of each fig, and serve.

This was really good.  The perfect ending to the perfect day.