The recipe below is a SavoryGirl original that was inspired by what was in season at the Farmer’s Market years ago when Christian & I first started trying to eat locally and seasonally.  While it is certainly different now, growing up in New England the only thing I knew about figs was that they were a critical component of Fig Newton’s…oh how I’ve grown.  Now we count the days until fresh figs appear at our Farmer’s Market each year.  If you’re lucky you’ll get an early crop in the spring and then another crop in the fall…so keep your eyes peeled!

SavoryGirl’s Broiled Fresh Figs with Greek Yogurt, Honey & Walnuts

  • 1 basket of fresh figs (8-10)
  • ¼-½ cup of 2% fat Greek Yogurt (our favorite brand is Fage)
  • enough honey for a heavy drizzle…maybe 4-6 TBS
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts…more or less depending on how much you like walnuts, but the crunch is essential so feel free to swap it for another nut if you don’t like walnuts

Slice fresh figs in half lengthwise, discarding of any stems, and lay them out cut side up on a broiler pan lined with foil (for easy clean up).  Sprinkle a dusting of sugar over the top and either place in the broiler for roughly 5 minutes or use a kitchen torch to crystallize sugar on top.

Place broiled figs in a bowl, top with a dollop of Greek yogurt, drizzle with honey (a bit more heavy handed than a drizzle if you have a sweet tooth like Christian) and top with chopped walnuts.  A sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg can be a nice touch as well…enjoy!