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Honey and brandy roasted figs

Total Time
17 min
7 min
10 min
Sweet, jammy figs are a treasure to savor when their short-lived seasons arrive twice each year, and this recipe is a wonderfully simple way to celebrate their arrival. It’s easy, elegant, and perfect for a dinner party for dessert or as part of a cheese platter, or enjoy them during a weeknight dinner or to serve on your morning oatmeal. The two harvests are in early summer and late summer to early fall. You should choose soft, plump fruit and avoid ones that are dry and cracked. Figs are delicate though and should be eaten within a few days of purchasing. Store them in a single layer on a plate in the refrigerator.


Fresh figs

12 medium


2 fl oz

Apricot jam

2 Tbsp


¼ cup(s)

Reduced fat sour cream

¼ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. Place figs in a shallow, ovenproof dish.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together brandy, jam, and honey. Drizzle figs with half of brandy mixture.
  4. Roast figs 5 minutes. Drizzle with remaining brandy mixture; roast 5 minutes more. Allow to cool about 5 minutes.
  5. Set 2 figs in each of 6 small, shallow dishes. Drizzle with a spoonful brandy mixture, add a dollop of sour cream and serve.