Figs have two seasons, spring and fall, the latter being the biggest crop. So during the fall, when I come across fresh figs, I make sure to enjoy them a few times before the season is over, and that included these caramelly Honey Roasted Figs.

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Often savored fresh, in salads, or in baked goods, my favorite way to eat fresh figs is roasted. A few simple ingredients are all figs need to really make a statement. Honey, butter, and vanilla combine to evoke and highlight the natural sweetness of fresh figs. Then a pinch of both salt and cinnamon round out the flavors by balancing the sweetness and adding just a slight warmth to these roasted figs.

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What to Serve Roasted Figs With:

  • On a pizza with prosciutto and arugula
  • On a charcuterie board with a variety of meats, cheeses, and crackers
  • Over ice cream
  • Over waffles, pancakes, or French toast
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Honey Roasted Figs

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Learn how to make these easy Honey Roasted Figs. Mostly hands-off work, these naturally sweetened Honey Roasted Figs are packed with flavor.



pounds fresh figs, halved lengthwise (about 30 figs)

¼ cup honey

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

⅛ teaspoon cinnamon


Heat oven to 400°F.

Heat honey, butter, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over low until combined.

In a baking dish, toss figs with honey mixture to coat, then arrange figs in a single layer. Roast figs until softened and caramelized, 45–50 minutes.

Serve Honey Roasted Figs on a crostini, with cheese, on pizza, with ice cream, and more.


What you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Saucepan
  • Baking Dish


Store Honey Roasted Figs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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About The Author

Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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