Sweet Roasted Figs

Sweet Roasted Figs

MelanieCooks.com
These delightfully simple roasted figs are the perfect dessert on a summer night. Serve with yogurt and granola for a nice treat.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Cooking oil spray

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to broil.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Wash the figs then cut them in half lengthwise.
  • Place the sugar and cinnamon on a plate and mix to combine.
  • Dip each fig half in cinnamon and sugar mixture, coating both sides. Lay the figs on the baking sheet, cut side up.
  • Put the baking sheet in the oven on the top rack and broil for 4 minutes, until the sugar starts to caramelize.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Smart Shopping Tips:
  • Choose soft, dry figs that are plump.
  • Avoid wrinkled, bruised or discolored figs.
  • Figs vary in size and color depending on the variety. The skin can be green, brown, purple, yellow or white.
  • Figs are only found in grocery stores for a short period of time each year. Plan your meals accordingly.
Cooking & Serving Tips:
  • Rinse fresh figs under cold water before consuming raw. The skin is edible and can be left on unless the recipe says otherwise.
  • Cooking techniques commonly used for figs are baking, boiling, caramelizing, deep-frying, grilling and roasting.
  • Serve on a cheese and cracker tray with complementary flavors.
  • Try different combinations of toppings for the figs: brown sugar, nutmeg or anise.