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Caramelized Figs

Caramelized figs are just another way to make this fruit even more luscious. A simple and easy way to level up on your fig game.

With Covid 19 and all the restrictions, the best place to be is home. Like all things in life, this too shall pass. In the meantime, we just need to find ways to enjoy being at home. Weekends are usually spent with good food and good company. We now get to enjoy more of those moments with our loved ones.

Cheese and wine makes me happy! I live in the land of cheese and have a cheese farm on my doorstep. However, I do tend lean more towards softer French cheese and preferably stinky ones. Camembert, brie and my favourite has to be Époisses. As for Dutch cheese, it has be Old Amsterdam cheese.

I am therefore a big fan of cheese boards. There is always something on there for everyone. But it is totally acceptable to enjoy it on your own. Really, I won’t judge you! ? I do it often and when I do, I keep it simple. I like something sweet with my cheese like jam or in this case, caramelized figs.

It is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes. Not only do they pair well with cheese, but also good with yoghurt and pistachio nuts as a breakfast. There are so may ways to enjoy it. Cook up a batch, cover it with syrup and keep it in an airtight container like an old jam jar.

Remember not to wait too long to use the fresh figs and keep them in the fridge. Use them within a few days, no more than a week. Not that anyone can wait that long to to eat them. Enjoy it!

Caramelized Figs

Dessert, Breakfast, Snack International
By Galley of Gail Serves: 4
Total Time: 15min

A simple, easy recipe to add more sweetness to figs.


  • 60g butter
  • 45g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 6 figs



1. To make the sauce, melt butter, sugar, vinegar, bay leaf and orange juice in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the sugar has dissolved, the butter has melted and the sauce becomes a little thicker. Remove from heat and remove the bay leaf.


2. Heat a frying pan. Brush some honey over the cut-side of the figs.


3. Grill the figs for a few minutes until the inside becomes caramelized and the figs are soft. Keep an eye on it, as it goes quickly.


4. Once browned, remove and drizzle some sauce over it. Serve with with the remaining sauce .


  • 211 Calories
  • 24,7g Carbohydrates
  • 12,3g Fat
  • 1g Fiber
  • 0,7g Protein
  • 9g Saturated fat
  • 2,6mg Sodium
  • 24,2g Sugar
  • 3,3g Unsaturated fat

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