How to Roast Figs

by katerina on August 24, 2010

Take a bite out of a freshly roasted fig and summer will drip down your chin. Roasting figs is trivially easy, a hot oven and a clean casserole dish and you are halfway there.
Roasted Fig Recipe

Once roasted there are endless ways to use figs. For a savoury appetizer make a cheese plate with some Gorgonzola and Camembert. For dessert serve the roasted figs hot over a vanilla bean ice cream. If you are feeling adventurous try this fig risotto recipe, you will impress everyone.

Roasted Fig Recipe

[print_this]Roasted Figs Recipe
(serves 2-4)

a dozen fresh figs
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
freshly ground pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F. Trim the stems off the figs and cut in half. Place them in a casserole dish cut side up. Drizzle with honey, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Put in oven and roast for 15-20 minutes. Until soft and starting to caramelize.

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Joanne August 24, 2010 at 10:46 am

Roasted figs are possibly one of my most favorite things on this planet! Delicious.


Karyn August 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

this totally looks like a great recipe for the fall. i dont know when figs are in season and whatnot but the colors definitely look sooooo totally fall


Maria August 25, 2010 at 8:28 am

I Have never roasted figs, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!


katerina August 25, 2010 at 8:37 am

Joanne – it’s a new discovery and one I think I will be replicated more and more.

Karyn – they are available now although I am sure it depends on where you are exactly.

Maria – Let me know if you do! Seriously though, with some Brie? Unbelievable.


Jessica August 26, 2010 at 8:08 am

I’ve never eaten fresh figs. You eat the skin with the rest of the fruit? I’ve got to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!


Bonnie September 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I am going to make these for a football party tonight and top them with a bit of goat cheese! Can’t wait!


katerina September 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Ohh Bonnie, that sounds very good! You must have a sophisticated football crowd.


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