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Figs baked in honey, lemon and cinnamon

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Figs baked in honey, lemon and cinnamon

Pudding & Cake Serves 3 20 min
Figs are new to Riverford and totally moreish. They're great cut into wedges and added to salads, or stuffed with ricotta and wrapped in an air-dried ham before roasting until soft and the ham crispy. Or try this baked version. Great on its own for breakfast with a dollop of thick yoghurt and granola too if you like, or serve as a light pudding with yoghurt or mascarpone. Depending on how many figs you want to eat, it will serve 2-3, but will easily scale up to feed a crowd for an easy dinner party dessert.

Ingredients

  • 6 figs
  • 25g butter
  • 2 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 good pinches ground cinnamon
  • thick Greek yoghurt and granola (optional for breakfast), to serve

Method

Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 190°C/Gas 5. Cut a cross in the figs, about ⅔ of the way through, keeping the base intact. Grease a small baking dish or ovenproof pan with a little of the butter. Lay the figs in the pan. Try to keep them as upright as you can.
  • Step 2

    Pop the rest of the butter in a separate small saucepan, with the honey, lemon juice and cinnamon. Heat gently to warm the honey and melt the butter, then pour it over the figs
  • Step 3

    Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until the figs have just softened. Serve drizzled with the cooking syrup, with a good dollop of thick yoghurt and if using, sprinkled with granola.