Again, I try to make a dessert for each country I prepare food from. I love fruit for dessert, and I love chocolate, so naturally I fell in love with this recipe.
Figs Filled with Almonds and Chocolate
¾ cup blanched almonds
½ cup chocolate cups
¼ cup sugar
Toast the almonds on a cookie sheet for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Grind them in a food processor. Mix the almonds, sugar and chocolate together. Cut off the hard stem of the figs, and make a cut with a sharp knife to open them. Pack one teaspoon of the mix into each fig and close. Place in the still hot oven for 7 minutes. Serve with Port wine.
Portuguese Cooking - The Authentic and Robust Cuisine of Portugal, Carol Robertson. North Atlantic Books: Berkley, 1993.