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Baked butter & maple figs


The following post is part of a series of recipes celebrating figs.

This is a simple recipe, great for dinner parties as you can get the figs prepped ahead of time and then pop them in the oven for 10 minutes shortly after dinner. I’ve written this recipe for 2 people, but it’s easy to multiply for more, just allow 2-3 figs per person. I was happy with 2 figs but my sweet tooth friends preferred 3.

This recipe is gluten free. Most ice creams are gluten free but if serving with ice cream, double check the ingredients list. Greek yogurt is gluten free so that’s a safe option.

Baked butter & maple figs
(with yogurt or ice cream)

Serves 2 for dessert


  • 6 figs
  • Maple syrup
  • 2 slivers of butter
  • Greek yogurt or ice cream to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, cut a cross in the top of each fig, and place on the sheet. Insert a sliver of butter into each fig and drizzle with maple syrup.
  3. Bake at 200°C (390°F) for 10 minutes until the figs are cooked. Hopefully, they open up like flower petals for you. Serve with greek yogurt or a scoop or two (or three) of ice cream and if you like, drizzle over with the pan juices or extra maple syrup. Serve immediately.



  1. This is an awesome series Genie. Do you think you will do more showcasing one ingredient? Figs are unfamiliar territory for me so it is inspiring to see how many different ways they can be used.

    • Thanks Jess. I love to showcase ingredients, especially ingredients that I really like but haven’t cooked with before. Plus, when something like figs is in season, it’s good to binge…a little. There’s nothing like cooking something a bunch of times to boost confidence.

  2. This looks sooooooooooooooooooooo good! I can’t believe I only tried figs for the first time at the May #BrunchClub. Now I’m dreaming about them all the time and this isn’t helping haha!

  3. Nikki says

    This looks so simple and delicious! Genie…… where do you buy figs in Auckland? I really don’t know, is it because I just haven’t been keeping my eyes peeled for figs?!

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