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:
Cooking & Serving 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.