Fig-honey Gelato

1 lb. fresh figs, quartered

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon orange liqueur

1/3 cup mascarpone

1 1/2 cups milk

Pinch salt

In a saucepan, heat the figs over medium-high heat with the sugar, stirring roughly so they break apart. Cook, stirring, until figs have mostly melted and begin to bubble, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the honey, orange liqueur, mascarpone, milk and salt. Chill well, about 30 minutes in refrigerator; then freeze according to ice cream maker's instructions.

Makes 1 quart.

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