Pyrenees-style roasted figs

“Another recipe for my fig-lovin' friends. I haven't tried this, I don't have much experience with figs. Recipe is from the Chicago Sun-Times.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Butter a shallow, flameproof baking dish.
  3. Place figs in dish side by side, stems up; sprinkle with 1/4 c sugar and 1 tablespoon water.
  4. Bake on oven's center rack for 20 minutes, basting figs from time to time with syrupy juices in the dish.
  5. Add walnuts and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon sugar.
  6. Lower oven temperature to 300° and bake 10 minutes longer.
  7. Carefully transfer figs and walnuts to serving dish; drizzle with honey.
  8. At serving time, spoon syrup over figs.
  9. They are delicious as is; to enhance further, sprinkle with lemon juice and a grinding of pepper.
  10. Serve cold with creme fraiche or softly whipped cream, if desired.

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