Baked Figs with Honey is an easy fig dessert, served warm over vanilla ice cream, that is sure to impress. So let me start with the figs. I love them. Who knew?
Growing up in Canada, I don’t think I saw a fresh fig. Ever. When I thought of figs, images of dried up, gross ones they sell on the bottom shelf of the continental section of a deli or grocery store, came to mind. As kids, mum tried to feed us dried figs to help keep us “regular and healthy”. Cue Borat saying “Great Success!” or maybe not.
Moving to sunny Western Australia in a dry Mediterranean climate, planting a fig tree seemed like a good idea. Surprise! The beautiful colorful parrots, (the ones that we loved watching eat bird seeds in our backyard), completely stripped the fig tree bare of any figs! The following year I got smarter and bought nets to keep the birds at bay. After 2 years, I can say I’ve grown and eaten my own organic crop of figs. Figs ripen quickly and do not keep well in the fridge.
How to Eat Baked Figs
In Greek mythology, figs were considered the fruit of the gods. Baked Figs are so easy to make. It’s such a tasty dessert. Simply split the figs, insert butter and drizzle with honey before baking. That’s it. Serve over any ice cream flavor you like. So easy but kind of exotic as well.
An easy and delicious figs recipe the whole family will enjoy. The recipe measurements are per fig, to give you options on how many figs you want to bake. Serve your Baked Figs with Honey over vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Baked Figs Baked with Honey + Video
Baked Figs with Honey is a delicious and easy fresh fig dessert, served warm over vanilla ice cream or frozen Greek yogurt, that is sure to impress. My favorite fig recipe!
- 12 fresh figs
- ½ teaspoon of cold unsalted butter per fig
- 1 teaspoon of honey per fig
- vanilla bean ice cream
Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C
Cut stems off the tops of the figs. Cut a cross in the fig and gently open it, . Be careful not to cut them all the way to the bottom, or spread too wide, or they will fall apart.
Grease a pie pan or use baking paper. Place the figs stem side up in the pan.
Cut ½ teaspoon squares of butter. Put butter pieces inside each fig, carefully so the fig does not fall apart.
Drizzle 1 teaspoon of honey over the fig and butter.
Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, until the fig opens up.
Serve with ice cream and drizzle with the caramelized fig butter sauce from the pie pan.