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29 Days of Honey – Elul 5781 – Honey-Roasted Figs

I’ve challenged myself to post 29 honey recipes in the next month – BEFORE Rosh Hashana.

Not just your Bubbe’s honey cake. As a beekeeper and avid cook I can take you and your honey places you’ve never been before- culinarily speaking.

So let’s get Beezee.

Giant Leaves

Am I boring you yet with my non-gardening tales? You can’t kill a fig tree if you try. And every time we turn around another seems to have sprouted. I counted no less than 8 mature and wanna-bee fig trees around our house this week. They do offer great shade. So what else can you do with a fig?

Honey-Roasted Figs

You knew that was coming, right?

Put the figs in the oven and forget them for 40 min! Cinnamon, rosemary and honey. Maybe a quick turn of black pepper. If you don’t do something with all of those figs they’re just going to make a sticky mess everywhere.  Great as a snack or dessert. Even better with ice cream – almost everything is better with ice cream. But back to figs…

What you’ll need:

  • 5 fresh figs
  • 30-40g honey
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • A quick grind of pepper – optional
  • Baking dish & oven
  • This scales easily, so just increase the proportions appropriate based on your bounty of figs.

How to do it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c
  2. Slice the figs. Quartered is nice, but any way will do.
  3. Drizzle (or slather, if you prefer) with honey
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  5. The optional, petite grind of pepper
  6. Toss rosemary sprigs over the top
  7. Bake for 40 minutes
  8. Cool for 10-15 minutes
  9. Serve drizzled with more honey if desired

These just melt in your mouth. They also freeze well. And that’s what you can do with figs.



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