The transition time between the end of summer and the beginning of autumn when I suddenly realise the sun is setting much earlier and the air is crisp in the mornings is always a little bittersweet for me. I feel sad at the impending cold and dark of winter, but there is one thing that I look foward to at this time of year — FIGS! They’re lovely to eat fresh and raw, but as a late evening warming treat, why not bake them? This recipe is super-simple and can be scaled up to feed as many people as you like, but I’ve given the ingredients for one because it’s my own little solo indulgence.
Baked Figs with Yoghurt and Walnuts
- 2 ripe figs
- 1 tbsp clear honey
- 150 gr plain yoghurt
- 10 gr chopped walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 180c (350f).
- Cut the figs in half through the stems and place in a small baking dish with the inside of the figs facing up. Drizzle the honey over the top and bake for 10 minutes until soft.
- Place most of the yoghurt on your serving plate, and set the figs on top. Pour the remaining yoghurt over the figs and sprinkle with the walnuts. And ENJOY!
- Note that you can use any kind of plain yoghurt but I prefer a full fat Greek style beaten to smooth it as the texture is thicker than other options and holds it's own with the warm figs.
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