Honey Roasted Figs with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Roasted figs, anyone?

Dried figs are good, but fresh figs are delicious. Roasted figs are even better. Roasted figs with honey drizzled on them — pure heaven.

Fig season has sprung here in California. If you’re lucky enough to have a fig tree in your backyard (I used to in my last home), you’re probably busy harvesting and drying your figs before the birds get to them.

Dried figs can feed your family throughout the year. They can be added to homemade granola or oatmeal, or pulverized and used to sweeten baked goods. And during the holiday season, who doesn’t love a good figgy pudding? My sister makes Christmas pudding every year.

Dried figs are good, but fresh figs are delicious. Roasted figs are even better. Roasted figs with honey drizzled on them — pure heaven.

This is such an easy dessert and it’s a wonderful way to use up some of those figs. It’s very inexpensive to make, especially if you can get the figs for free. If you like, you can serve the roasted figs with a cheese plate instead of the ice cream. That’s normally my preference, lover of cheese plates that I am.

However, I whipped up a special meal last night for my in-laws on their last night in town. It was a Moroccan theme: Honey Spice Chicken Tagine with Couscous and Tomato Cucumber Mint Salad (look for my recipe soon). This dessert seemed just right. Besides that, I saw fresh figs at the market.

If you don’t have your own fig tree, you can often find fresh figs in season at local farmer’s markets. I found them at my local Trader Joe’s. I also found a decent ice cream at TJ’s — just cream, milk, egg yolks, vanilla flavor and sugar — no HFCS or gross additives (It’s not organic and it does have a little guar gum, but I’m OK with that. You can’t always do everything from scratch so I cut corners where I can).

Honey Roasted Figs with Vanilla Ice Cream

Equipment Needed for This Recipe

Baking dish or cookie sheet

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