Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Easy Caramelized Figs

I had purchased a pint of figs at the farmers market not too long ago and was thinking of what to do with them.  My thoughts went to dessert and I ended up with these easy caramelized figs.  All you need is butter and brown sugar; it can't get any easier.  I spooned the warm caramelized figs over some frozen vanilla greek yogurt (from Trader Joe's) and it was amazingly delicious!

Easy Caramelized Figs

7 figs
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar


Slice figs in half lengthwise with stems removed.

In a small pan, over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar.  

Add figs, cut side down, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until caramelized.  Spoon sauce over figs.

Turn figs over and cook on other side.   The butter-sugar sauce will thicken as it cooks.

You may serve the caramelized figs warm or at room temperature.

Serve over ice cream, yogurt, or cake.