- 8 ripe figs
Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…
- large knob of butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 4 tbsp clear honey
- handful shelled pistachio nuts or almonds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon or mixed spice
A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…
- mascarpone or Greek yogurt, to serve
Heat grill to medium high. Cut a deep cross in the top of each fig then ease the top apart like a flower. Sit the figs in a baking dish and drop a small piece of the butter into the centre of each fruit. Drizzle the honey over the figs, then sprinkle with the nuts and spice.
Grill for 5 mins until figs are softened and the honey and butter make a sticky sauce in the bottom of the dish. Serve warm, with dollops of mascarpone or yogurt.
Make it from the storecupboard
Swap the figs for canned peaches or pears.
Make it boozy
Splash a few tbsp of armagnac or brandy over the fruit before grilling.