Ok, first of all I have to say, making this is SO easy, I could probably make a dozen in the time that it takes to write this post. And once you’ve gotten the figs out of the way, all you need is ice cream, and you’re ready to serve up an elegant, healthy(ish) dessert!

You can serve these warm, or at room temperature; I obviously didn’t have the patience to wait for them to cool, and my husband and I chomped our way through them in record time!

I presume that these would taste equally satisfying with plain yogurt, freshly whipped cream and even just as they are, really.


1/2 dozen fresh, ripe figs

1/4 cup demerara sugar

A knob of butter

Vanilla ice cream


Wash the figs, cut off the stems and then halve lengthwise.

Place the figs cut side down in the demerara sugar and coat evenly. Nothing fussy, just simple dredging.

In a pan over medium heat, place the figs sugar side down, and cook for a few minutes until they begin to caramelize and slightly soften.

After you remove the figs, deglaze the yummy caramelized bits from the pan with the butter, and pour over the warm figs.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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