So what got into me to purchase a flat of fresh figs, which bruise easily and don't keep well? Of course I ate a few fresh, but that still leaves 14 figs that I had to use up this weekend. Here's what I did.
This is another fruit recipe from Good to the Grain by Kim Boyce. The caramelized syrup is very yummy.
1/2 pound fresh figs
1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons honey
- Preheat the broiler
- In a cast iron frying pan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and honey for one minute.
- Add the figs and cover them with the syrup.
- Put the pan under the broiler for 5 minutes, and stir the mixture occasionally to keep it from burning.
- Serve the compote hot over pancakes or porridge.