orange-roasted figs

4 to 6    |   
Prep Time:
5 minutes    |   
Cook Time:
45 minutes

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roasted figs

I’m a fig freak, naturally, since I come from California where 98% of the nation’s fresh figs are grown. When the season comes around (generally May to November), I break out recipes for fig and gorgonzola crostini, fig galette, and my current favorite, these figs roasted with orange juice. You can use whatever variety fig you find in the market (or your garden, if you are really lucky); for me, that’s means Black Mission. This treatment takes moments to put together and is especially good with Greek yogurt ice cream.


8 to 12 ripe figs, halved or quartered, depending on size
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons honey


Preheat an oven to 375°F. Place figs in a medium-size baking dish, such as a 7×11-inch rectangular one. In a small saucepan, stir together the orange juice and honey over medium heat until honey is melted. Pour over fruit and bake until fruit is glazed and sauce is thickened, 35 to 45 minutes.