Figs are by far one of my favourite fruits, as well as one of my favourite things to cook. They are brilliant on their own and make a very tasty snack when fully ripe. However it is winter season now and they are hard to come by and impossible to get in a perfectly ripe state.
But don’t worry about the ripeness of the fruits with this recipe as they will sweeten up during the baking process. It might look very complicated but this is a very stress free way of creating a delicious dessert with a huge wow factor. In fact it is my go to recipe when I am in a rush and want to dish up something spectacular.
Maple glazed figs with roasted pistachios might sound over the top and hard to make but it is as easy as can be. It is just about squeezing a few fruits, mixing a sweet marinade and letting the oven do the rest.
- 12 figs
- 2 tbsp dark maple syrup
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tbsp muscovado sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken up
- 1 tbsp pistachios
- Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas6
- Cut four of the figs in half. Cut a deep cross into the eight remaining figs. Squeeze the bottom of each fig slightly to open them up and place them all into an ovenproof roasting dish.
- In a separate bowl mix together the remaining ingredients, then pour the mixture over the figs and mix them carefully. Nestle the cinnamon sticks under the figs and roast for 15 minutes.
- When ready to serve, place 2 figs and 2 fig halves onto a plate and drizzle with the syrup from the baking dish.