Honey Balsamic Roasted Figs Recipe

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Sicilian honey roasted figs with vanilla and aged balsamic glaze. Lovely served with goat cheese, perfect as a pastry filling, pizza topping, in a salad, or have them for dessert over whipped ricotta or frozen yogurt.

Honey Balsamic Roasted Figs with Lemon & Vanilla

Roasted Figs

We came home from Sicily to a loaded fig tree in the back yard, so these divine balsamic figs with honey were begging to be made. I brought a nice big jar of wild Sicilian honey, and this was just the perfect occasion to dive into it.

Honey balsamic roasted figs with vanilla and lemon.


Pure magic takes place in one pan, everything tossed together and then roasted for about 25 minutes. Once everything mingles together you’ll end up with layers of flavors peeking through at every bite.

Honey Roasted Figs

All the sweetness from the honey and the figs is perfectly brightened up with notes of lemon and an exotic vanilla undertone. 

Balsamic Roasted Figs with Honey, Lemon & Vanilla

I even serve these figs as appetizer on mini pizzas with goat cheese and caramelized onions. Sweet and salty never tasted this good.

I’ll save the rest to make a good home-made jam, I might even use this recipe as a base because it is the best ever you guys, no kidding. Hope you try them Pronto!

Bowl of Purple Figs

Balsamic Roasted Figs with Honey, Lemon & Vanilla
5 from 3 votes

Honey Balsamic Roasted Figs

Sicilian honey roasted figs with vanilla and balsamic glaze. Perfect as a pastry filling, pizza topping or just to spoon over goat cheese or dessert.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes



  • Preheat your oven to 400”F
  • Use the butter to coat a large roasting tray all over.
  • Rinse the figs well and cut off the stem. Slice them in half lengthwise and add them to the buttered roasting tray.
  • Sprinkle the coconut sugar all over the top, together with the vanilla extract, balsamic vinegar and honey. Squeeze the lemon all over and give everything a gentle toss to coat. Try to arrange the figs cut side down if possible in one single layer.
  • Roast the balsamic coated figs in the preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until caramelized to your liking and the balsamic honey sauce has reduced to a syrupy consistency.
  • Serve on pizza with goat cheese, ricotta or as a dessert sauce.


If you happen to forget about the figs in the oven and the sauce reduces a little bit too much, just hit the pan with a good squeeze of lemon juice to deglaze it.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: roasted figs
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Florentina

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  1. Hi. Since figs aren’t in season now (May), can I use Sun Maid’s dried mission figs to make this?

  2. 5 stars
    These figs are most definitely the best I’ve ever tried. I have a new found apprection for fresh figs now that I know how to make them shine. Had them on toast with ricotta and extra honey.

    1. I do but the squirrels got the best of it this year. With the drought in California they just ripened all at the same time and then they were gone. But I got mines 😉