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
- Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F).
- 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.
- 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.