Figs with Honey and Pistachios

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4 servings

Figs are one of those fruits that are very common and easy to come by where I'm from, yet were quite rarely, if ever, eaten in any other way than raw, at least in my family. While they're obviously delicious either way, I always prefered them warm, baked into some kind of pastry, or like in this recipe, simply coated in some brown sugar and cooked until the sugar caramelized.


  • 6 figs

  • 15 g butter

  • 30 g brown sugar

  • 40 g pistachios

  • honey to taste

  • cinnamon to taste


  1. Set a non-stick skillet over medium heat, add the butter and heat until liquified.
  2. Cut the figs in half, coat in the brown sugar (make sure to really press the sugar onto the cut side), then add to the butter cut side down.
  3. Cook until the sugar has caramelized (about 5 minutes), then turn the figs over and cook for another couple of minutes, until the figs are softened, but not yet gloopy.
  4. Serve up the figs, then sprinkle with some crushed pistachios, a drizzle of honey and a dash of cinnamon.


These warm figs are fantastic when added to some greek yoghurt or, my favorite, as a topping for panna cotta.