I found 3 fresh figs in my fridge when I was looking for a special treat (I was not highly motivated to work on that afternoon!) and it hit me… Roasted figs with honey, one of my favourites.
Figs are not fruits you commonly find in the UK (they like water AND sun unfortunately) but it is the season in south of France and Spain therefore I dedicate my recipe to my friends down there ;).
Figs are one of the oldest grown fruit by the men. According to one of my lectures, in 2006, 11 thousand years old figs were found in a paleolithic site in France called Gilgal I. As fig tree are not producing seeds, it means that men were producing figs at this period and they could be the first fruit to be cultivated by us… Fascinating.
After this historic introduction, let’s take a look to my recipe 🙂
PS: This is my first participation to the Four Season Food contest, I hope my recipe will be up to the standards!
Rosted Figs and ricotta with honey and pine nuts
By September 13, 2013Published:
- Yield: 1 Servings
- Prep: 3 mins
- Cook: 7 mins
- Ready In: 10 mins
Roasted figs filled with ricotta cheese and top with honey and caramelized pine nuts. A light dessert prepared in 10 mins.
- Preheat your grill at maximum temp. Clean the figs and cut their stalk. Cut deeply in cross the stalk part to insert the cheese (as shown in the picture).
- Put a teaspoon of cheese in each fig. Put the figs on an oven tray. Add one spoon of honey on top of each fig (I used one homemade sugar syrup I made infused with rhubarb). Put the pine nuts in a corner of your tray and add a bit of honey or syrup on top to caramelized them.
- Put in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes. You have to keep an eye on them in order not to burn them. The figs are cooked when they are tender inside (some of the juice are beginning to run out of the fruit).