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Balsamic Roasted Figs with Honey, Lemon & Vanilla
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Honey Balsamic Roasted Figs Recipe with Lemon and Vanilla

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 260kcal
Author Florentina


  • 2 lb purple figs -halved or sliced
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar -aged
  • 2 tbsp wild honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 lemon -juiced
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter organic
  • 1/4 c fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • 3 strips lemon peel


  • 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