Thursday, November 13, 2008

Roasted figs with thyme, cinnamon and honey



If my previous roasted figs dessert was more of a looker than a taster, then this one is the exact opposite. It looks much humbler, but it tasted absolutely delicious. I guess a syrupy honey-cinnamon sauce on top of roasted figs isn't so unique itself, but just a sprinkling of semi-dried thyme lifted this dessert to another level, so to speak..

Sorry, I simply cannot recall where the original recipe idea is from, but I modified it slightly anyway, so I'm not too bothered :)

Roasted Figs with Thyme, Cinnamon and Honey
(Röstitud viigimarjad mee, tüümiani ja kaneeliga)
Serves 6

3 Tbsp honey
1 tsp butter
0.5 tsp ground cinnamon
12 ripe figs
1 tsp dried thyme

Place honey, butter and cinnamon into a small saucepan. Heat, until everything's smooth and combined.
Cut the figs into quarters, leaving the base intact. Place them into a small oven-proof dish. Spoon the honey mixture on top.
Roast in a pre-heated 200°C/400 F oven for about 15 minutes, until the figs are cooked.
Sprinkle the figs with dried thyme and leave in the oven for another 5 minutes.
Serve, drizzling the figs with the honey sauce..

7 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Taste over looks . . .
This sure looks and sounds divine to me if only I could find some figs.

Lynda at TasteFood said...

Figs, thyme and honey are a 3-way match made in heaven!

Laurie Constantino said...

This makes my mouth water just to see it. It would be a lovely topping for strained yogurt.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Looks absolutely luscious! Figs and honey work so well together, and I'd always rather have fruit for dessert than something baked.

Evaaaaa said...

Hi! Those figs look really good! This is my first time visiting your blog, but you inspired me to write on my own blog again.

Eva

Jeanne said...

Oh Pille!! How wonderful. I love roasted figs and now I can't wait for next summer so I can have them with thyme...

Pille said...

Tanna - well, it tasted fine, just not mindblowlingly good :)

Lynda - nice to hear that.

Laurie - Greek yogurt is sooo expensive here :(

Lydia - I think I have too much baked dessert myself. Need to change that..

Evaaaaa - thank you for your kind words.

Jeanne - enjoy!!