Pork and fig? That's a new combo to me. I bet it worked better than apples do. I bet a balsamic glaze would be delish too.
What brand mascarpone do you use? I have only had Bel'Gioso and wasn't impressed. It was almost the same kind of bland that that clotted cream I bought was. Maybe my batch had been at the store too long. I thought it would have a little more tang, like cream cheese.