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Balsamic Roasted Figs with Honey, Lemon & Vanilla
Honey Balsamic Roasted Figs Recipe with Lemon and Vanilla
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

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
Servings: 4
Calories: 260 kcal
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
  1. Preheat your oven to 400”F
  2. Use the butter to coat a large roasting tray all over.
  3. Rinse the figs well and cut off the stem. Slice them in half lengthwise and add them to the buttered roasting tray.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Serve on pizza with goat cheese, ricotta or as a dessert sauce.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Balsamic Roasted Figs Recipe with Lemon and Vanilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 576mg16%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.