Such a quick and easy dessert. Get yourself a bundle of fresh figs. Cut off the stems and slit a cross in the top. Gently push sides to open. Slit a vanilla bean in half and scrape out all that goodness. Mix with mascarpone cheese. Put dollop of vanilla mascarpone on top of each fig and drizzle with a good fortified wine. I used Lancaster Wines Sticky Shiraz. Mmmmm ... enjoy.