Fig and pecan nut frozen dessert Recipe

A frozen version of a chocolate log, filled with a decadent cream cheese, fig, ginger and pecan semifreddo style filling, smothered in chocolate ganache.


Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

4-8 hrs to freeze



Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 packet Tennis Biscuits
  • 1 ½ tubs (345g) cream cheese
  • ½ cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 4 preserved figs, cut into strips
  • ¼ cup roasted pecans nuts, chopped
  • 3-4 pieces of crystallized ginger, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • Chopped pistachios and mint leaves to garnish


  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 80g cream

Recipe Method

  1. Whisk the icing sugar into the cream cheese with an electric mixer, until smooth.
  2. Add the lemon zest and the vanilla essence. Then, add the nuts, figs and the ginger into the mixture.
  3. Lay three rows of Tennis Biscuits next to each other, with 4-5 biscuits in each row on heavy duty foil.
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture on to the middle row and fold up the side rows to create a triangle.
  5. Seal the foil at all the sides and freeze over night.
  6. Make the ganache by bringing the cream to a boil and pouring the hot cream over the chocolate pieces. Allow to stand for 5 minutes and stir with a whisk until smooth. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Once the dessert is frozen, pour the cooled ganache over the dessert and allow it to set in the fridge. Do this just before serving it.
  8. Slice the dessert into portions and sprinkle with chopped pistachios and mint leaves.

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