Figs with vanilla-bean ice-cream

I love figs! I am so fortunate that I have a mature fig tree in my own backyard. I was more excited about the amazing fig tree when we moved in than anything else. They are such a great summer fruit and are so versatile from salads to desserts. This recipe is a great little evening treat as it requires no effort at all.

 Figs with Vanilla-bean ice-cream


  • 6 ripe figs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Vanilla-bean ice-cream
  • Maple syrup


  1. Cut figs in half and roll the cut side into a dish with brown sugar.
  2. Allow to sit for an hour to absorb sugar.
  3. Heat a frypan over medium heat and place figs sugar side down for 10-15 seconds until sugar caramelises. Remove from the pan.
  4. Serve immediately with a spoonful of vanilla-bean ice-cream or even marscapone and drizzle with maple syrup.





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