Rosemary Lemon Roasted Figs

by Mary on November 7, 2014

roasted figs with mascarpone cheese

roasted figs

Took me ’til the end of fig season, but after 4 or 5 batches I have these roasted figs just right! Thanks to my local Safeway produce clerk for ordering that last batch of figs for me. My advice: buy them ripe, they don’t ripen well off the tree. And use them the same day you bring them home  (or if you are a lucky California-dweller, the same day you pluck them warm off the tree). Otherwise you will risk making some very expensive compost.

These were excellent in a kale salad along with some toasted walnuts. And over ice cream with the same. Figs plus walnuts is a win. Perhaps I will get that kale salad recipe up sometime, Fit and Fed can always use another kale salad and this was one of the best that I’ve made. But meanwhile, the figs:

Roasted Figs
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Serves: 4
  • 1# figs, stemmed and halved
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Madeira (or other sturdy fortified red wine)
  • 2 Tbsp. good quality honey
  • leaves from 1 sprig rosemary, 1 tsp. chopped.
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place stemmed and halved figs in a medium or large sized bowl.
  3. Add lemon juice, madeira, honey, and rosemary to the bowl, gently toss.
  4. Place figs cut side down in a small baking dish, cover.
  5. Bake covered for 15 minutes and uncovered for 10-15 minutes.

For further reading on roasted figs try David Lebovitz’ recipe here.

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The Wimpy Vegetarian November 14, 2014 at 5:58 pm

These look lovely, Mary! I love figs – they’re gone for the season here now, but I’ll keep this recipe for when they come back next year. Good to know they don’t ripen well off the tree!!
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mary November 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Thanks, Susan! Yes, I don’t have the blogger skill down of getting recipes out at the beginning of the season for ingredients, by the time I get it figured out it’s often the end of the season. I have lots of drafts in the files for things that are now out of season!


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