Broiled Brown Sugar Figs

This morning when I opened my fridge to figure out what to have for breakfast, the fresh figs were faintly calling my name. I’m pretty sure that was largely due to the fact that they have such a short shelf life and were begging to be used before turning, so I obliged.


The best part about eating figs besides their incredible subtle sweetness and flavor, is that they are SO easy to prepare. All you have to do is wash them…


Trim off the tops…


Cut one in half…


And then the rest…

Cut in Half

And you can stop right there if you like and eat them over yogurt or oatmeal, or just straight up.

I decided to do something a little special this morning, and sprinkled 1 tbsp light brown sugar between them.

Topped w Brown Sugar

I turned the broiler on high and placed them in for 5 minutes while the brown sugar caramelized and the figs themselves got warm and melty.


If you are feeling generous, you could easily split this into 2 portions, but I was feeling pretty selfish this morning…

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And topped a 6 oz container of Fage 0% with the brown sugar broiled figs and some sliced almonds.

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The warm, almost crunchy figs from the caramelized brown sugar was a perfect contrast to the creamy, thick greek yogurt and the sliced almonds were a welcome added crunch to the bowl. Heaven.

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  1. Katie Photiadis
    October 1, 2010 at 11:10 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, Beth those figs look delicious. Although I have to say, the last time I ate figs they were over-ripe and mushy and now I’m a little grossed out by them. But hey, I’ll have to give figs another chance sometime. Are they in season now?

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Beth
      October 1, 2010 at 11:27 am (10 years ago)

      They are in season until mid October… I say you give them another try because they are DELISH!

  2. HappyWhenNotHungry
    October 1, 2010 at 11:57 am (10 years ago)

    Those figs look amazing!!!!! Did they come in your CSA? I need to grab some at the market this weekend. I love to eat them fresh, but will def have to try caramelizing them under the broiler.

  3. Liz @ lizrunsdc
    October 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve always been scared of figs but you are inspiring me to try!
    hope you have an awesome weekend and get good news about your nephews.

  4. Monica
    October 1, 2010 at 3:51 pm (10 years ago)

    Love the pictures of the figs! I have never eaten figs before, but your pictures just make them look so pretty that I feel rather tempted now. 😉

  5. Nicole
    October 2, 2010 at 1:46 am (10 years ago)

    Girl, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying all your lovely fig posts recently! I’d love to buy some, but here all I’m finding are little crates of already way-too-soft green skinned figs. I miss the beauties you seem to be finding! Maybe I’ll hit up a Farmer’s Makrket, you’ve got me so in the mood for those! And I love how you top your oats with so many of them, looks beauutiful. Have an awesome weekend! Prayers are with you + your family.

    October 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm (10 years ago)

    Ohhh I’ve never made figs before but you make it look so easy! I can’t imagine how GOOD it was! Esp with the Greek yogurt 🙂

    Happy weekend lady!


  7. Robyn
    October 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow that looks amazing. I’ve never made anything with figs.


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