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.

Bowl of fresh figs, Honey Roasted Figs recipe | Zestful Kitchen

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.

Sliced fresh fig, Honey Roasted Figs recipe | Zestful Kitchen

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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Bowl of fresh figs, Honey Roasted Figs recipe | Zestful Kitchen

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

Description

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


Ingredients

Scale

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


Instructions

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.


Notes

What you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Saucepan
  • Baking Dish

Storing:

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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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, EatingWell.com, AmericasTestKitchen.com, and more.

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