I love when figs are in season because they are the perfect fruit to make both sweet and savory. Fresh figs have a soft thin skin , are mild in taste, not too sweet and no strong flavors. On the other hand, dried figs are coarse in texture with a very sweet intense flavor. Cinnamon sugar roasted figs fall somewhere in the middle between fresh and dried figs. As the cinnamon sugar caramelizes the figs become sticky and gooey but not overly sweet.
How to tell when figs are ripe
If you’re not familiar with figs, you have to try them fresh. They’re in season from August to around late October and there are a few different varieties. They are a delicate fruit, and when ripe, they are a dark pink color on the inside with a seedy texture and a honey-like sweetness. The taste is mild with a slightly fruity or berry taste.
However, before you start cooking, baking or grilling, you want to make sure your figs are good. You’ll know if your figs have gone bad by smelling them. If the fruit smells sour, it has already begun to ferment. Also, when figs are over ripe, the flesh begins to collapse inward and they are probably not good for baking, but still edible. Want to learn more about figs?
Cinnamon roasted figs only require a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and a few minutes under the broiler. Below are the ingredients and instructions.
Do you like fresh figs? What are some ways you enjoy them? Comment below and share.
Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Figs
- Baking Sheet lined with parchment or foil paper
- 10-12 Fresh figs
- 4 Tbsp Brown sugar
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon powder
- 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg -grated
- 1-2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar glaze
- Preheat the oven to Broil.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper or foil paper.
- Cut the figs in halves or quarters depending on size.
- Mix together, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg on a large plate.
- Coat each piece of fig in cinnamon and sugar mixture and place on baking sheet.
- Place baking sheet with figs on the top oven rack and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until the sugar starts to caramelize. Keep an eye on it as they tend to burn quickly!
- Remove from oven and let it cool slightly before drizzling with balsamic glaze.
Other ways to enjoy figs
- Figs and caramelized onion pizza topped with feta cheese, fresh herbs and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar glaze.
- Breakfast toast topped with mascarpone or cream cheese and fresh sliced figs with a drizzle of raw honey or maple syrup.
- Baking, roasting or grilling and enjoy! Or add to vanilla ice cream or yogurt bowl topped with granola.
Recipe adopted from https://www.melaniecooks.com/roasted-figs/12304/