If you follow my Instagram feed, you know I’m kind of smitten with figs. And since my sister in law has her own fig trees, I’ve been really spoiled with fresh plucked figs right of the tree on our holiday. You can’t get them any fresher!

Fig tree

Fig tree

Although figs are great just on their own, my current addiction is to roast them.

Garden figs

Garden figs

Just a few minutes in the oven, drizzled with a bit of brown sugar or honey, and they become soft, delicious and wonderfully sweet. You could make a pie or even a crumble with figs in the oven.

Before the figs go into the oven

Before the figs go into the oven

But why go through all that trouble when you can enjoy your dessert almost instantly? Simply cut the figs in halves, sprinkle them with a bit of sugar and after roasting, serve with a big dollop of cream.

Tadaaa! Dessert is served.

Bon appétit!

Roasted figs

Roasted figs

Roasted figs with crème fraîche
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 figs, washed in cut in halves
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (I've used palm sugar, but that can be hard to find)
  • 4 tbsp crème fraîche (or any other thick cream)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C/ 390 F
  2. Place the figs in a baking tray and sprinkle with sugar
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes (depending on the size of your figs, check regularly to see if they're done)
  4. Serve with cream

 

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