Sweet Roasted Figs
These delightfully simple roasted figs are the perfect dessert on a summer night. Serve with yogurt and granola for a nice treat.
- 12 fresh figs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Cooking oil spray
- 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.
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.
- 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.