Recipe of the month: NOVEMBER
Autumn Baked Figs
Figs are at their best in late summer and early fall. Make the most of these delicious fruits with our recipe.
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 fresh figs (ripe but not over-ripe)
- rice bran oil spray, to grease
Preheat oven to 220°C (430°F).
Generously grease a high-sided gratin or baking dish (the figs should fit snugly inside).
Place the sugar in a bowl.
Wash figs carefully and while still damp, roll in the sugar to coat well. Roll them a second time if necessary.
Place any remaining sugar and 2 tablespoons cold water in the base of the dish.
Add the figs and bake for 10 minutes until the sugar mixture forms a rich sauce (checking occasionally to ensure figs are not burning).
Set aside to cool slightly, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to chill.
Serve the baked figs drizzled with a little sauce.
Just the dish to warm up the family on a fall evening when the nights are drawing in!by