Figs, whether fresh or dried, are one of my favorite fruits. They are high in fiber, potassium, and good for digestion. I puree' dried figs for my son and use it as a sweetener instead of sugar (and alternate this with dried apricot puree' and dates puree'). If you are a yummy mummy with a child above 6 months of age, try this out-I bet your little angel (or imp!) would love it.
This particular recipe is loosely inspired from a Karen Anand one, but I have cut short the ingredients to just two, including the figs. You can eat it as it is, straight out of the oven, or you could add some fresh cream (yummy!) or even ice cream or honey (or both!) and serve it as a dessert.
- Fresh Figs As many as you want (wash, cut off the stalks-if needed-and split into two halves).
- Sugar Enough to sprinkle on top.You could use white sugar or castor sugar or powdered sugar. For this, I used demerara (brown) sugar as it gives a lovely golden glaze when grilled (and of course its healthier since its extracted from sugarcane).
- Arrange the fig slices on a bake-n-serve dish.
- Sprinkle the sugar on top, as much as you want.
- Grill in a preheated oven for 4 to 5 minutes or till sugar turns golden brown.
- Serve and slurp!