I finally found figs at my local grocery store! After months of plotting out recipes to try and scouring the internet for Chicago-area fig sightings, I found them by accident on an endcap at my local produce market. I brought home three packages of figs with the intention of trying out a variety of ambitious recipes, but in the end I just wanted to eat them plain. So while I intended to make some fancy fig and goat cheese dishes, in the end I decided keep it simple with these Roasted Fig Sundaes. Because roasting really brings out the sweetness in fresh figs. Add bit of honey, some toasted nuts and ice cream… And seriously, you can’t go wrong with ice cream.
I don’t know anything about figs, and I will happily use whatever figs are available and long as they look good. The figs pictured are Turkey figs, but I’m confident that other varieties will work as well.The figs I have tried are not super sweet, but you may want to add more than just a drizzle of honey to suit your tastes.
So, the mature thing to do after roasting a fig is to let it cool down a bit before serving it over ice cream. If you don’t have the patience, this makes a delicious ice cream soup. Not that I would know.
Don’t judge me.
Figs are a special seasonal treat and deserve special treatment. This is the time to use the really good quality vanilla ice cream and honey. You won’t regret it.
And doesn’t “sundae” look like a typo?
|Roasted Fig Sundaes|| |
- 2 figs
- 1 tablespoon chopped nuts
- 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
- honey to drizzle
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Wrap figs in tin foil and roast in oven for 10-20 minutes, or until they are soft
- Slice the fig in half and reserve any juices
- Heat a large pan on the stovetop to medium/high heat
- Add nuts and stir until they become fragrant. Be careful! They burn quickly!
- Remove nuts from heat and put aside
- Scoop ice cream and top with figs
- Drizzle honey over top of ice cream and figs
- Sprinkle with nuts